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Following a tenders process conducted by the Bank of Israel, Yoav Soffer has today been appointed Bank of Israel Spokesperson.
Yoav Soffer began working at the Bank of Israel ten years ago, as an economist in the Research Unit of the Foreign Exchange Activity Department.  Between 2007 and 2009, he served as the Bank of Israel’s representative on the Board of Directors of the World Bank in Washington, and in 2009 he returned to the Bank of Israel and joined the Office of the Spokesperson and Economic Information.
Yoav holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography and a Master’s degree in Economics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  Since 2003, he has served as a lecturer in Economics at Ben-Gurion University, Sapir College, and the Achva Academic College, concentrating in recent years on courses on the Israeli economy and macroeconomic policy.
Bank of Israel Governor Dr. Karnit Flug, said that “Since the previous spokesperson, Dr. Yossi Sa’adon, finished his term in August 2013, Yoav has served very well as Acting Spokesperson. The experience he has accumulated, alongside his professional background, and his deep understanding of the core issues of the Bank’s policy will enable him to deal very successfully with the challenges of the position, and to contribute to the work of the Bank.  I am very happy that he has been chosen for the position, and I wish him success.”