Dr. Yifat Reuveni
Entrepreneur (food industry production chains); Researcher (CDFIs, impact investments, social design and social finance); Academic director EU IFI (Innovative Finance Inclusion); Business project manager -EU ENI ARTOLIO project; Adjunct Professor (Hebrew U. Jerusalem business school, Coller Business School, Tel Aviv University, Bezalel academy of art and design, Academic Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Business School) and beneficiary of several EU grants such as Marie Curie (FAB‐MOVE) and Erasmus + CLEVER. Former JDC Head of Social-Finance Innovation. Until 2014, was the head of the Recanati Business School’s Development and International Relations Unit. Completed a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy and an M.A. in Communication Technologies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. on the evolving of the new economy at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, focusing on the high-tech industries in North America and Europe. As a recipient of a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship she participated in the McGill Program for Economic and Social Rights, working with the Mohawk people (first nation) in Kahnawake, Canada, and writing an assessment report of business opportunities in the Mohawk community (the KANATA 2000 Report). Prior to her time spent in Canada Yifat worked for five years with the Association for Human Rights in Israel as director of the consulting department, working with security forces and public service leaders. She mentor entrepreneurs from around the world as part of the Pears Program for Innovation and International Development, is involved in numerous initiatives in Israel to promote social entrepreneurship and has acted as a judge for several enterprise pitching competitions. Her current academic activities consist of participation in an international research group on social and sustainable finance (Oxford-Helsinki), focusing on alternative socio-economic models and acting as board member, writing social-finance case studies and leading and managing the Horizon 2020 ENI project on creative platform for regional economies based on food industries.