M. Dan Catarivas

Director General – Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel

Dan Catarivas presently holds the position of Director General – Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel and in charge of International Relations at the Federation of Israeli Economic Organizations (FIEO). Beforehand he served for twenty-five years with the Israel Government. His last position was Deputy Director General for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance. In 1994 prior to his position in the Ministry of Finance, Mr Catarivas established the Middle East Department within the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour. He served as a Chairman of the Trade Committee of the Multilateral Economic Negotiations (REDWG) that was part of the peace negotiations. Mr Catarivas served abroad as a first Economic Counselor of Israel in Beijing, China, and between 1982-1984 served as a representative of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour in the Israeli Liaison Office in Beirut, Lebanon. Mr Catarivas graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. He holds MSc degree in Economics from London School of Economics in the field of European Economic Integration and Diploma from College D’Europe in Bruges, Belgium, in the field of Advanced European Studies.
Dan Catarivas has recently been elected as President of the Israel-European union Chamber of Commerce and Industry