Daniela Kandel is the Strategic Countries Director of Start-Up Nation Central. She is focused mainly on Israel's innovation relations with Poland and the Netherlands, building an "innovation highway" between the countries. Before joining SNC, Daniela was a Milken Institute Fellow; stationed at the Ministry of Finance. She was involved in developing the first social impact bond for the prevention of diabetes. Creating a Social fund for investment in social enterprises and promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged populations in the workforce. Daniela holds a Masters in Financial Economics and a Bachelors in Economics and Statistics, both from the Hebrew University.