Prof. Dafna Schwartz

Prof. Schwartz is a faculty member at BenGurionUniversity of the Negev. She is Head of the Entrepreneurship and Hi-Tech Management stream in the Department of Business Administration and Director of the BengisCenter for Entrepreneurship & Hi-Tech Management in the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Management at BenGurionUniversity. She is an economic and business consultant in Israel and abroad and possesses rich experience in committees and public bodies and as a member of the board of directors of leading Israeli corporations. She presently serves on the boards of Bank Hapoalim and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is a member of the National Council for Research and Development (NCRD), and a member of the European Commission’s expert group on research policy for entrepreneurship and small and medium businesses.

Before joining the University she served as Director General of the Center for Development Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.