· Extensive experience in diplomacy, policy planning, conflict resolution, and public speaking, both in Israel and abroad. · Strong believer in the power of people and dialogue to promote peace, to keep Israel a democratic homeland for the Jewish people, and a strong advocate of the idea that Israel and the Jewish People should collaborate to make the world a better place (Tikkun Olam). WORK EXPERIENCE Senior Director for International Affairs and Government Relations - Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and in Peres & Associates Global Advisory. Tel Aviv | 2014-Present
Maintaining high-level governmental relations in Israel. Responsible for promoting President Peres’ vision to governmental bodies and international organizations. Role includes regular contact with Embassies and hosting of high-level delegations at the Peres Center. Global Peres Innovation Centers. Responsible for the international connections with regar to P&A’s flagship project of promoting the values of innovation, under President Peres’ vision, throughout the world. Forging global partnerships to generate innovation ecosystems according to the Peres model. Advisor for External Relations and Outreach for NGO. Supports the outreach work of the non-profit Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, supporting its fundraising efforts, peacebuilding programs and promotion in the international sphere. Senior Policy Advisor to the President of the State of Israel Jerusalem | 2011-2014
Developed the President's foreign policy. Responsible for the President's statements, meetings, trips, and policy decisions in the field of foreign affairs. Role included liaison between the Office of the President and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as other international organizations, agencies, government offices, and foreign missions in Israel. In charge of the President's meetings with foreign dignitaries, foreign delegations, and representatives of the Jewish World – including briefing and follow-up. Responsible for the President's trips abroad. Conducted strategic policy planning for the President's visits. Accompanied the President on visits, identifying and achieving key policy objectives, and following-up on the development of relations and projects with the states involved. Consul General of the State of Israel to New England Boston, MA | 2006-2010
Represented the State of Israel to the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. In charge of developing the bilateral relations between Israel and New England in the fields of diplomacy, trade, science, academia, and culture. Promoted the State of Israel developing ties with federal, state, and municipal political leaders, local Jewish communities, the business community, the academic community, and wider public. Managed the Consulate General of Israel to New England. Led the consulate staff and managed the budgeting and human resources of the consulate. Promoting the consulate's role in Israel-New-England relations by partnering with key local organizations.
Political Officer at the Embassy of the State of Israel to the U.S.
Washington, D.C. | 1997-2001
Responsible for liaising with the State Department, National Security Council, US Aid and other agencies. In charge of following global U.S. foreign policy agenda. Identified and pursued potential areas of cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli foreign policy agendas.
Coordination and liaison with Jewish communal organizations. Strengthened and promoted Israeli policy and interests through cooperation with Jewish organizations of all streams.
Israeli representative to wide range of American and International organizations. Promoted Israeli policy and interests to key stakeholders and American organizations such as OAS (Organization of American States), Bank for American Development and the World Bank.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel
Jerusalem | 1993-2011
Policy Assistant to the Foreign Minister. Served as such for three Foreign Ministers – Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, and David Levy.
Policy Advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Focused on institutional strategy and reforms, and Israel-U.S. relations.
Analyst in the Policy Planning Unit of the Foreign Ministry. Prepared policy recommendations and carried out internal strategic planning.
Officer in the Israel Defense Forces Israel | 1980-1985
Company Commander in the Armored Corps of the Israel Defense Forces. Honorably discharged with the rank of Major. Served in the military reserve as Deputy Battalion Commander.
Master of Public Administration. Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. Wexner Foundation Fellow.
Graduate of the Cadet Course of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTARILY ROLES
Chairperson of the Wexner-Israel Alumni Association.
Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of the Research Institute “Mitvim” - the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
Member of the steering committee of the "Geneva Initiative".
Participating observer at the board of the IPCC (Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce)
Youth leader during pre-army year of service with youth movement ‘Working Youth’ – responsible for movement members at local movement branch in Kiryat Chaim.