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Daniel Kolbar

Daniel Kolbar

Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Israel in Japan at Foreign Trade Administration - Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel

Tokyo

Daniel heads Israel's Economic and Trade Mission to Japan. Based in Tokyo and Osaka, the Mission is building commercial partnerships, creating business opportunities for Israeli companies, promoting inward investment, scouting Israeli technologies for Japanese corporations and fostering bilateral governmental collaboration in matters related to trade and investment promotion, innovation and trade policy.

Before moving to Japan, Daniel was Head of Bilateral Trade Agreements at the Foreign Trade Administration. During this period, Daniel was in charge of Israel’s trade relations with the European Union, Latin America, Eurasia and EFTA, leading the Free Trade negotiations with the Eurasian Economic Union and Guatemala.

In 2013, Daniel founded Israel’s Economic and Trade Mission in Rio de Janeiro, and served as Consul for Economic Affairs in Brazil until December 2017. Between 2010 and 2013 Daniel covered trade policy affairs and coordinated the Free Trade negotiations with India and Colombia.

Prior to his diplomatic career, Daniel spent eight years in Hospitality Management in Switzerland, Australia, Thailand and Spain.

Born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Daniel is fluent in six languages and holds a BSc. in International Hospitality Management from EHL, Switzerland; MA in Diplomacy Studies from Tel-Aviv University and a Masters in Legal Studies (for non-jurists) from Bar-Ilan University.


Experience:

  • Director, Bilateral Trade Agreements (Foreign Trade Administration - Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel)
  • Head of Economic & Trade Mission, Brazil (Foreign Trade Administration - Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel)
  • Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Israel in Japan (Foreign Trade Administration - Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel)
  • Bilateral Trade Agreements (Foreign Trade Administration - Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel)

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