Director General, Ministry of Health of the State of Israel, Israel
Moshe Bar Siman Tov is the Director General of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel since June 2015. Mr. Bar Siman Tov previously served as the Ministry for Economic Affairs to the United States, Based in Washington, DC.
Mr. Bar Siman Tov has served for 11 consecutive years in the Budget-Division at the Israeli Ministry of Finance. In his last role at the budget division, Mr. Bar Siman Tov was the senior Deputy Director of the Budget Division, Responsible for the social expenditure in the Israeli national budget, including healthcare, education, employment & the welfare system. The role consisted of building the national budget, as well as promoting reforms and structural changes in thes fields, negotiating with the national unional unions for salary agreements and representing the Ministry of Finance in public committees. In his last months at the ministry, Moshe was involved in the intensive negotiations over the fate of the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem.
He started working in the budgets division in 2003 in the area of employment and social services, including responsibility for overseeing the budgets of the National Insurance Institute, Social Services Ministry and others. He later coordinated the budgets of the health system. He was appointed one of the ministry’s six deputy directors in 2009. Mr. Bar Siman Tov holds an M.A and B.A in Economics and Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.