Yarom Ariav served as Director General of the Ministry of Finance from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for setting and implementing the Israeli macroeconomic policy and leading the Israeli economy through the recent financial crisis. Mr. Ariav chaired the steering committee for Israel joining the OECD, and was a central figure in the Israeli administration.
Prior to his work in government, Mr Ariav served as President & CEO of ICL Fertilizers Europe, a division of Israel Chemicals (ICL) Group. Prior to that he held various positions within ICL including: ICL Representative in South America and Director at SQM company in Chile; Vice President Marketing of Rotem Amfert Company and Senior Vice President of Marketing of ICL Fertilizers.
Between 1984 to 1993 Mr. Ariav served the Government of Israel in several positions. Mr. Ariav holds a B.A. and M.A. (cum laude) in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Prior to joining Lavi Capital, Gilles Darmon founded Teo L.S ltd, the leading Israeli consulting company dedicated to the Israeli Life sciences and Cleantech industries, where he held the position of CEO and President. In 2002, Mr Darmon established Coronis Partners, the only fund raising platform dedicated to the life sciences industry in Israel.
In 1998, Mr Darmon was among the founders of Fantine Group, the largest Israeli business development platform (70 consultants, 250 corporate clients, Venture Capital of US $25 million) and served as its executive Vice President. Prior to his arrival in Israel, Mr Darmon worked at Suez Group in Paris, one of the largest utilities groups in the world.
Mr. Darmon is an official foreign trade advisor to the French Treasury Minister. He is also the founder and chairman of Latet, the largest Israeli humanitarian organization. He holds a DESS (MBA equivalent) from the Sorbonne University, Paris.