Adv. Michael Halperin will be the next head of the Israel Antitrust Authority, Prime Minister and acting Minister of Economy and Industry Benjamin Netanyahu has decided.
The search committee for a new head for the Antitrust Authority, headed by Ministry of Economy and Industry director general Amit Lang, presented its recommendations for two candidates last month to Netanyahu. The two candidates put forward were Adv. Michal Halperin, who is currently head of the Antitrust and Competition Group at the firm of Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal and Adv. Uri Schwartz, who is currently acting head of the Authority following the departure of David Gilo.
The Prime Minister's office said, "Michal Halperin brings with her rich experience in the field of antitrust both in the public and the business sectors. In 2002-2006 she served as deputy head of the Antitrust Authority and its legal advisor. In 2007 she became Partner at the firm of Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal and head of its Antitrust and Competition Group."
Netanyahu himself said, "Adv. Michal Halperin's experience combining the public sector and the private sector and her deep understanding of the antitrust field will help the Authority reach the right balance between the needs of the economy and the business sector for the benefit of Israel's continued economic development."
Halperin said, "I thank the prime minister for the confidence he has shown in me. I see this appointment as an opportunity to contribute to the free economy, growth and development and to increase competition in the economy for the benefit of consumers and Israel's citizens."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 27, 2016
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