Prof. Avi Simhon, the head of the National Economic Council, is resigning from the post, after more than five years.
Simhon, a macroeconomist who formerly ran for Knesset with Likud, informed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of his decision on Monday, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office says.
“Prime Minister Bennett thanked Prof. Simhon and wished him much success in the future,” the statement reads.
He is expected to leave the post in the coming weeks. No replacement is named.