Appointed by the Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon, on March 3, 2016.
Dr. Nitzan Shilon, a lawyer and an economist, is a Professor of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law in China, and a visiting scholar at the Corporate Law Center at Fordham Law School in New York City.
His research centers on corporate and financial law, with a focus on the emerging trends in executive compensation and corporate governance. His articles were published in leading academic journals, and he won numerous academic prizes and scholarships, such as the Fulbright Scholarship and the John M. Olin Student Writing Prize in Law & Economics at Harvard Law School. In addition to his academic endeavors, he has practiced corporate law in leading law firms in Israel and in New York City.
Trained in both law and economics, he has received his LL.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. (Economics; summa cum laude), LL.B. (magna cum laude), and an M.A. (Financial Economics; magna cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University. He is also a licensed attorney in Israel and in New York State.