Investment specialists, Israel


Eric Goldberg – Investment Director, Tel Aviv

Eric Goldberg

Tel: +972 3693 5020

Eric Goldberg joined Austrade in January 2006. In his role as Investment Director he focuses on supporting Israeli high growth companies in the agtech, foodtech and smart cities sectors interested in establishing a presence in Australia.

Previous to Austrade, Eric worked in a variety of international business development and marketing roles for companies such as Israel Aerospace Industries and Thomson Reuters. In addition, he worked for the Israeli Government including a three year posting as the Israeli Commercial Attaché in Bangkok, Thailand.

Eric was originally born in Mexico and has an Executive M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg-Recanati program jointly delivered by Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University. He also has a B.A. in Sociology & Communications and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from the Hebrew University.

Michael Platt - Australian Trade and Defence Office (ATDO) & Investment Director, West Jerusalem

Michael Platt

Tel: +972 55 992 9365

Michael Platt joined Austrade in October 2019. He heads up the Australian Trade and Defence Office (ATDO) in Jerusalem and supports Israeli companies in the defence, digitech and renewable energy sectors interested in establishing a presence in Australia.

Prior to joining Austrade, Michael worked as a business development and consulting professional serving both public and private clients. At a business consulting firm representing various governmental agencies for trade and investment from around the world in the Middle East, Michael served in a number of roles such as the Lead Consultant for Invest Hong Kong in Israel, Account Executive for Ukraine trade development and Trade Specialist for a number of US states. Michael also acted as a marketing consultant and company evaluator for the Israeli Ministry of Economy and private clients.

Originally from the US, Michael holds a BA from Brandeis University with a major in political science and minors in Computer Science and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies. In addition, he completed both the MBA program, focusing on Marketing, as well as the Urban Policy & Planning Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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