Appointed for a second term by the Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon, on 7 March 2016
Dr. Ilanit Gavious is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University and a visiting Professor at ESSEC Business School, France. She serves as the Head of the MBA Program of Ben-Gurion University in Eilat. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (1996).
Her professional occupations include academic research, advising and providing expert opinions, teaching, academic management of instructional programs, as well as a variety of other academic activities. Her research interests are focused on three core issues:(1) Firm valuation and the valuation of intangibles (e.g., human capital); (2) Earnings management and accounting frauds in various settings (e.g., prior to bankruptcy and reorganization plans; in tax reporting versus financial reporting); (3) The evolution of financial disclosure and accounting recognition in firms’ financial statements. Her work has been published in leading academic journals of finance and accounting. Recently, she won the Toronto Prize for Research Excellence (2011).
In the past, Dr. Gavious served as Senior Accountant in a Big-4 accounting firm (Deloitte & Touche) and in a leading commercial bank in Israel (Bank Hapoalim). As a Lieutenant in the Israeli army, she held an academic position as an economist in the Ministry of Defense.
Dr. Gavious has a B.A. degree from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Economics (cum laude) and Accounting (1991) and Master's (cum laude) (2002) and PhD degrees (2005) in Finance both from Ben-Gurion University. For her post-doc, she was a visiting scholar at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada.