MK Roy Folkman
“Statehood, narrowing gaps, equal opportunity and integrity are the cornerstones of a just and moral society; students, young couples, small businesses and the self-employed, a fair rental and housing market at reasonable prices”
Chairman of the “Kulanu” party. Member of the Knesset Finance and Economics Committee and the Reform Committee, leading housing and rental sector initiatives along with proposals relating to small and medium businesses Lead a strategic consulting firm for third sector and government organizations, was a policy advisor to the mayor of Jerusalem, a member of the National Planning and Building Council and a director of policy and strategy in the Jerusalem Municipality. He serves in the reserves in a infantry battalion in the Southern Command. 43, He lives in the secular-religious moshav Nes-Harim.
Served as Policy Advisor to the Mayor of Jerusalem and Head of the Policy and Strategy Division at the Municipality.
Served as Director General of the Student Union at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
One of the founders of the “New Spirit” youth organization in Jerusale,. Served as a representative of the younger generation in the National Planning and Building Council.
He served as a member on the board of directors of a number of public companies and organizations, including Yad-Itzhak Ben-Zvi, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, the East Jerusalem Development Company, “Prazot” Municipal Housing corporation, the Jerusalem Theater and the master plan for transportation in Jerusalem.
Member of the House Committee, Finance Committee and Economics Committee. Member of the Special Committee for the Implementation of Government Information and Principles of Transparency. Chairman of the Special Committee for Discussion of the Agenda Proposal on Difficulties in Reforming the Civil Service. Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion of Small and Medium Businesses.
Member of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the Conduct of the Financial System in Credit Arrangements for Large Business Borrowers.
He received a BA in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an additional BA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a Master’s degree in Government from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and an MA in the Program of Outstanding Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Graduate of the Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and the SEAL Program – Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Israel.