DiasporaBonds.org was created in early 2012 by Tamar Drach.
Ms. Drach is an Economist with 8 years of experience in debt financing and macroeconomic research. Tamar was appointed the Economist for the Israel Economic Mission in New York in 2006, where she oversaw the State of Israel Bonds Organization’s activities and fundraising initiatives worldwide. Ms. Drach managed the day-to-day relationship between the Government of Israel and the Organization and served as the key liaison to the debt management team of Israel Ministry of Finance in mattes of debt funding through the Jewish Diaspora.
During her tenure, Ms. Drach led large scale projects such as shortening the average life term of Israel’s foreign debt and implementing frequent pricing practices to minimize Israel’s exposure to market volatility.
Due to her rare experience and expertise with diaspora bonds, Ms. Drach was invited to speak in conventions and seminars, sharing her knowledge with other countries that were looking to adopt similar programs.
In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Drach was in charge of all the macroeconomic data published by the Economic Mission. Her reviews and publications were presented to institutional investors and rating agencies and were sent out to Israel’s foreign investor community.
Prior to joining the mission, Ms. Drach served as a Teacher Assistant and a Research Assistant for several leading professors in the Hebrew University in the fields of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics.
Ms. Drach holds a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics and International Relations and an M.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tamar is currently living in New York City with her husband and two children.