Guy Rolnik, Founder of TheMarker, financial newspaper, who led major reforms in the Israeli economy in the last decade will analyze with the audience the numbers and the political economy process behind Israel’s special interest groups. We will together try to understand why Israel is not exploiting it’s potential, why startup nation is only for 10% of the labor market and why the current path is unsustainable if we want to retain top talent in Israel.
About the speaker:
Guy Rolnik's career started 26 years ago in the Israeli army when he was 18. He started as a reporter and less than a year after his military service began was promoted to be the economic reporter and later editor for the army radio station -the first one ever to hold this post without prior academic background (that he acquired only after he finished his Army service).
Immediately after his military service he joined Ha’aretz - Israel's leading newspaper (“the New York Times of Israel”) and by the age of 24 became the editor and head of the financial markets section. 4 years after he was nominated to the editorial board of the newspaper – the youngest ever board member.
In 1999 Rolnik founded and led a new company – TheMarker that became Israel's most influential financial news company. 6 years later he sold his shares to Ha'aretz and became the deputy publisher. He led the editorial and business operations of TheMarker for 13 years as Editor-in-Chief and in the last 5 years focused on pushing and designing major reforms in the Israeli economy.
In December 2013 Rolnik was awarded the Sokolov Prize (“the Israeli Pulitzer”) for life time achievement - the youngest ever editor to get the award. The Award was for Founding TheMarker, Changing Israeli Media, changing public discourse in Israel and influencing the Government and legislators to undertake significant changes in the structure of the Israeli economy.
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