Prof. Dan Amiram has been elected as the next Dean of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University

Prof. Dan Amiram, CPA, has been elected as the next Dean of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University

13 April 2022

Prof. Dan Amiram, CPA, has been elected as the next Dean of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University, and will take up his position this coming July. This was decided today by the faculty of the School of Management, accepting the recommendation of the search committee headed by the Rector of the University.

Prof. Amiram, who has served as Vice Dean for the past four years, will replace Prof. Moshe Zviran, the Dean of the School who served for two consecutive terms during the past eight years, the maximum tenure according to University by-laws. Prof. Zviran will continue to serve as Chief Entrepreneurship and Innovation Officer of Tel Aviv University, as well as head of program and academic director of the University’s new City Leadership program at the Bloomberg-Sagol Center.

Prof. Dan Amiram is the Vice Dean and a professor in the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University, incumbent of the Joseph Safra Chair of Capital Markets and Financial Institutions, director of the Henry Crown Institute of Business Research in Israel, and head of the Fintech track in the MBA program. He joined the Coller School of Management in 2017, having previously served as Philip H. Geier Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School in New York.

Prof. Amiram's areas of expertise and research are the capital market, banks and other financial institutions. His research shows how information, taxation, and economic laws play a key role in the decision-making processes of investors, managers, and financial institutions. Prof. Amiram is chair of the United Nations Internal Controls Advisory Committee, and also serves as a director and chair of various committees on the boards of corporations and financial institutions.

Prof. Moshe Zviran, the outgoing dean of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University, congratulated Prof. Dan Amiram on his election and said that "the election of Prof. Amiram as the next dean of the School of Management is an expression of great appreciation for his partnership in managing the School in recent years, and his experience in academic management. There is no doubt that Prof. Amiram's abilities and skills will be reflected in the continuation of the extensive activities that have positioned the School of Management among the world’s leading schools of business administration."

Prof. Dan Amiram thanked the search committee and the faculty for the trust they had placed in him to lead the oldest, largest and the leading school in Israel. In addition, he expressed his deep gratitude to Prof. Zviran for his significant tenure as dean, leading the School to unprecedented achievements, while establishing its academic leadership in Israel and in the international arena in teaching, research, and relations with industry and the community, at the same time instilling the values ​​of entrepreneurship and innovation at all levels of the School's activities. Prof. Amiram emphasized that he was stepping into big shoes, and that the School owed a great debt to Prof. Zviran. Prof. Amiram noted that "In light of the current managerial challenges in dealing with crises and the environment of uncertainty, we will continue to work to implement the School’s vision and strategic plan, to act and excel on the global research front, and to impart the most advanced management knowledge and tools in the fields of business and technology management, enabling graduates to develop and integrate in senior management positions in the Israeli economy and in global companies". Prof. Amiram underlined the importance he sees in continuing the School's partnership with the industry as part of the innovative ecosystem in Israel, and called on school’s alumni to keep in touch with the School and with him personally.

Extended background - Prof. Dan Amiram, CPA

Prof. Amiram joined the Coller School of Management in 2017. Prior to that, he was Philip H. Geier Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School in New York.

Prof. Amiram's research focuses on the causes and consequences of imperfections in the capital market created by asymmetric information, taxation, and business law in the capital and debt markets around the world. He has published research studies that have appeared in leading finance and accounting journals, in the field of debt contracts, banking, executive pay, international taxation, international investments, bankruptcies, and financial fraud.

Prof. Amiram has won a number of teaching and research awards and accolades. Among other things, in 2017 he was awarded the Wildman Medal Award for the publication published in the past five years with “the most significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of public accountancy”. Amiram also won the Outstanding Teaching Award from the School of Management, Tel Aviv University, and the Outstanding Lecturer Award from the Columbia Business School.

Prof. Amiram holds a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting, and a master's degree in economics from Ben Gurion University, and a doctorate in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


About the School

The Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University is Israel's leading research and teaching institution in the field of management, and is one of the world's leading business schools in a wide range of yardsticks, including the scope and quality of academic research, and achievements in developing entrepreneurs.  Over 3,500 students are studying at the School, in variety of fields and specializations.  The School faculty consists of some 66 senior researchers and another 300 lecturers from the highest management echelons in Israel. It is the first in Israel to be awarded the international accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School has over 30,000 graduates, filling the highest management positions in the Israeli economy.

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