Kfir Battat

Kfir Battat

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022
Kfir Battat

Kfir is an economist and policymaker in Israel’s Ministry of Finance. He is the director general’s chief of staff for the budget department, a position that puts him at the forefront of the government’s efforts to deal with the economic implications of COVID-19. In his previous position there, Kfir headed the macro-finance team and was responsible for economic policy and fiscal implications in the financial sectors of the banking, pension, insurance, and capital markets. He has led numerous structural reforms in these fields, especially aimed at increasing competition in the financial sectors. Kfir holds a BA in philosophy, political science, and economics and an MA degree in financial economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kfir and his wife, Reut, are proud parents of two daughters, Yuval and Yarden. He is an enthusiastic football fan and enjoys hiking and camping with his family.

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