Dudu Lavi has been an employee of the ISA since 1992, and has served as director of the investment department since July 2008. Between 2006 and 2008, Lavi served as the director of the mutual fund supervision department, after serving as the department’s deputy director.
At the ISA, Lavi initiated and led a large number of reforms relating to mutual funds, ETNs, portfolio management, and investment consulting. He served as a member of the inter-ministerial committee that examined Israel’s custody services market and submitted its recommendations in 2011; a member of the Hamdani Committee, the committee for the examination of steps required to increase involvement of institutional investors in the Israeli financial market, which submitted its recommendations in 2008. Lavi also served as joint chair of the inter-ministerial team for the examination of the need to regulate financial instruments (“the Financial Instruments Team”). The team’s recommendations, submitted in 2007, were the foundation for the introduction of regulatory control over ETNs.
Lavi earned a BA degree in economics and business administration and an MBA (specializing in finance and marketing), both with honors, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.