Einav Ben-Yehuda

Commercial Director , Defra

Einav is the Chief Commercial Officer at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra),  a position which Einav has held since November 2017. Prior to joining  Government, Einav held several senior roles across a range of sectors including Health, Property, Banking and Retail. 

In December 2018 Einav was also appointed a NED of Fera Science Ltd. Einav sits on the Audit and Business Development Committees as well as the Board for the world-class science and research institute. 

Einav leads a winning team in Defra and recent awards have included the Civil Service Data Awards, the Procurement Leaders Award, and Excellence in Procurement Awards.  Einav also holds a First-class degree in Psychology and a Master’s with distinction from Oxford University. 

Einav’s approach is to champion excellence, customer focus, value for money, and high ethical standards. Einav is a vocal supporter of campaigns to promote more equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and frequently highlights the importance of creating a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.