Oleg Komlik is an economic sociologist, academic entrepreneur and organizational consultant. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of the ES/PE community.
Currently, Oleg Komlik is a Lecturer in the School of Behavioral Sciences at the College of Management Academic Studies and PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University. He also serves as the Chairman of the Junior Sociologists Network of the International Sociological Association.
In May 2017, he was selected as Young Global Changer by G20’s Research and Policy Advice Network.
Oleg holds Master’s Degree (magna cum laude) in Organizational Sociology from Ben-Gurion University. In his MA thesis he examined the legislative process through which the global Anti-Money laundering norms and rules have been institutionalized in Israel in accordance with the local societal, political and economic context. This research was awarded the Best Master Thesis Prize by the Israeli Sociological Society, and the Outstanding Master’s Thesis (2nd award) by the Israeli Political Science Association for 2009.
In his doctoral dissertation Oleg focuses on the socio-political foundations of the Israeli banking and financial system, and analyzes the institutional relationship between Israeli banks and the state agencies throughout the years. Particularly, this research scrutinizes the essential role of the banking in Palestine in realization of the Zionist movement’s goals; the evolution of the Israeli banking system and the close cooperation between the banks, the state authorities and political actors; and eventually the institutional change of the banking sector and the financial system in the Neoliberal age.