Board of Academic & Expert Advisors
Mr. David Hatchwell Altaras

Mr. David Hatchwell Altaras is Vice President of the Spain-Israel Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the Spain-China Foundation Executive Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of the Jewish People Policy Institute, is an active member of the Spanish Chapter of the Weizmann Institute and is on the Spanish board of the Peres Center for Peace as well as the Friends of the Hebrew University in Spain.

Mr. Altaras was instrumental in sistering the Fujian Province in China with the Catalunya region in Spain. Furthermore he is also an honorary citizen of Kunming, Yunnan, China.

Dr. Shalom Wald

Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald, SIGNAL Senior Fellow and Expert Advisor

Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald was born in Italy . In 1962 he graduated (Ph.D) in economics and history at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He pursued a long career at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the West’s leading policy think tank. There he specialized in science and technology policy and retired in 2001 as Head of the OECD Biotechnology Unit. Since 2002 he is Senior Fellow of the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem where he specializes in Israel and the Jewish People’s relations with the great powers of Asia. In 2004 he published “China and the Jewish People – Old Civilizations in a New Era” with a foreword by Amb. Dennis Ross (Chinese edition 2014), in 2014 “Rise and Decline of Civilizations – Lessons for the Jewish People” with a foreword by President Shimon Pères and in 2017 “India, Israel and the Jewish People” with a foreword by President Reuven Rivlin.