Global Conference 2009
Consul and Chief Fiscal Officer for the Western Hemisphere, Israel Economic Mission, Ministry of Finance
Zvi Chalamish is Israel's Consul and Chief Fiscal Officer for the Western Hemisphere in the Israel Economic Mission, part of the Ministry of Finance. He is responsible for raising foreign currency for the State of Israel in international markets through bond and loan guarantee offerings. He also oversees the State of Israel Bonds (Development Corporation of Israel) activities and fundraising initiatives worldwide. As Chief Fiscal Officer, he is the key liaison to the American investment banking community and financial institutions. Prior to his diplomatic appointment in the United States, he served for five years as the deputy accountant general for Israel's Ministry of Finance. Chalamish received a bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.