Economy, risk management, disaster preparedness and extreme events, climate and environment
Ms. Galit Palzur is an economist, specializing in corporate risk management of natural disasters and extreme events, writing her PhD dissertation on the subject at the Poznań University of Economics and Business.
She advises and accompanies private and public bodies in her fields of expertise, especially in the fields of climate related financial risks and the ESGs, environmental economics and enterprise risk management. She is a mentor to start-ups and female entrepreneurs.
Throughout 2020 she was a member of the expert team that advised the Israeli National Security Council on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Palzur has a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and an M.A. in International Relations and European Studies, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her M.A. thesis was on the influence of terrorism on the asylum policies towards Muslims. Before pursuing her PhD, Ms. Palzur served in several senior economic positions in the Israeli public sector:
She was the Director of the Economics and Standards Division and Price Control Regulator at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and the Manager of the National Budget for the fields of Agriculture, Environment and Tourism at the Budgets Division at the Ministry of Finance.
She has over a decade of experience as a member of several Board of Directors of government-held companies, funds and statutory entities and was also Chairman of the Bureau of the OECD Working Party on Climate, Investment and Development (WPCID).
She was a member of Israel’s negotiating team for discussions on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Israel’s representative to the OECD’s Green Investment Financing Forum and is currently considered one of Israel’s leading experts on finance and climate.
In 2011 Palzur was chosen by TheMarker Magazine as one of the 40 most promising professionals under the age of 40.