Position: Chairman, Buy & Drive
End of military service Artillery Corps
Import new and used cars in Ramallah and Gaza
BMW and Seat agency in Tel Aviv and Netanya
Establishment & operation of Trade-in department for Mercedes cars in Colmobil Group. Among other things, was responsible for the Mercedes brand marketing development in Israel
Development of a TRADE IN department for Hyundai company
Development of a IN TRADE for Mitsubishi company
Present – Chairman, Buy & Drive Trade-in, leasing, rental & sale of new and used cars
Adv. Aviv Bushinsky
Adv. Aviv Bushinsky was born in 1967 in Israel, married+1
2002-2003- Masters in Public Administration for Economists, Bar-Ilan University.
1990-1993- Bachelors in International Relations and Political Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Representative of Gerald Schwartz in Israel Full representation Gerald Schwartz business and philanthropic activities in Israel. 2006-Present
Flamingo Ltd., Chairman Chairman of Startup Company in the field of advanced printers.
Kamor Motors, Director
“Maccabi Tel-Aviv”, Chairman of Soccer Club.
Hi & Venture Ltd., President and Founder Consulting and PR Company
Lifewave Ltd., President of Board of Directors Led the Company to being traded in the stock market.
Ministry of Finance, Chief of Staff for the Minister of Finance, Benyamin Netanyahu.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Media Consultant of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Benyamin Netanyahu.
Club Kasparov Startup Company for Computer Web-Chess Games.
Prime Minister’s Office, Media Advisor for the Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu.
Galei Tzahal, Diplomatic Affairs (reporter)
Kol Israel, Police Affairs (reporter)
Kol Israel, Jerusalem Affairs (reporter)
Military Service, Air Force, Major, Signal Operator of Special Operations
Present Activities Bezalel, Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem
Member of Board of Governors Israel Football Association
Board Member and Member of Secretary “Let the Animals Live”
Organization, Member of Society of Friends Tel-Aviv “City of the World”
Member of Public Council Past Activities Israeli Chess Federation
Chairman Maccabiah World Union
Chairman of Public Relations Tel-Aviv “Board of 100 Year Celebrations” Member of Committee
Ono Academic College, Media and Communications Professor MA
Hesegim College, Media and Communications Professor
National Mission to Promote the Tourism in IsraelMember of Committee
Maccabiah World Union, Chairman of Public Relations Department
Adv. Dan Scheinman
Major General(reserve), President
Oren Shachor, (reserve) Major General, President
(Reserve) Major General Oren Shachor, born in 1946, Israel
National Security College graduate
Command and Staff College graduate (extended course)
International relations master's degree studies at Haifa University (not graduated)
BA in General History from Tel Aviv University
Holds full matriculation certificate from municipal high school in Tel Aviv (Ironi)
senior intelligence officers’ course
armored company commanders course
brigade commanders and division commanders course
other military courses and seminars
In 1964 he joined the army and played a long series of senior positions in the IDF, in combat intelligence and the intelligence wing. Among other things, he was an intelligence officer of the Southern Command and filled most of the field positions in the southern sector and the Golan Heights. Took part in the Yom Kippur War in the Suez Canal and Golan Heights, participated in the Six Day War and the War of Attrition in the north in the seventies, where he was even injured in the fighting. He also took part in the "Peace for Galilee" War.
Between the years 1982-1986 Major General Shachor filled central positions in the Intelligence Research Division, where he was, in part, responsible for the military and political study of Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. He was also the head of Operations in the Intelligence Division.
In May 1986 he received the rank of Brigadier General and an appointment to the position of commander of the foreign forces link unit. In this capacity he also served as chairman of the joint committee to Israel and Egypt and served as a representative of the security forces in everything pertaining to the international negotiation and arbitration on the issue of Taba. In this position he concluded and signed the military appendix of the Taba arbitration.
In August 1988 he was appointed chief intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces. He served in this position for about three and a half years. During this position, he commanded the Intelligence Corps during the "Gulf War", reorganized the Intelligence Corps and turned it into a resource, technology and people -intensive “closed economy", in the form of a "mini arm".
As of April 1992, he served as the military deputy comptroller of the security forces. In this capacity, he was responsible for the coordination and performing of the military inspection in the security forces.
In February 1995 he was promoted to Major General and appointed by then Minister of Defense and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.In this position he reorganized the civil administration and coordination administrations in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, in the form of efficiency and substantial reduction of standards.
In this position, he was appointed head of Civil Committee in the negotiations on the interim agreement with the Palestinians. In this capacity he was responsible for managing and conclusion of negotiations and the formulation of four agreements related to the interim arrangement ("Eight Powers of Citizens" transfer agreement, the Civil Attaché conclusion of the interim agreement, the preceding agreement in relation to the Dahaniye airport, and the Civil Agreement regarding Hebron). This is in addition to the partnership in the small senior team, dealing with the range of
In this appointment, Major General Shachor was responsible for managing the ongoing economic life of Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (a population of about 2.3 million). He also conducted negotiations with the Palestinians and international officials regarding many widespread and long-term economic projects, such as the overpass connecting Gaza to Judea and Samaria, industrial zones, sea port, airport and more. He finished his function on 20 February, 1997.
In March 1997 he was let out for release vacation.
In June 1997 he was retired from the IDF with the rank of Major General, after 33 years of service (shortened the release vacation on his own initiative).
In September 1997 he joined the Labor Party and worked closely with Ehud Barak, who was chairman of the Labor Party and its candidate for prime minister.
15 February 1999, after the Labor Party primaries, he dissociated himself from the Labor Party and all political activity, and went into private business.
Now a private businessman, he served from 1999 until June 2000 as chairman of the board of CSI Holdings Group (Private Companies Group Inc., in the fields of security consulting). He also served as a Director until October 2000 in the Co-Op Blue Square (a financial corporation publicly traded in New York).
On 26 December 1999, was approved as chairman of the Blue Square Real Estate Ltd. (a financial corporation, traded in Tel Aviv stock exchange), where he served as chairman until October 2000, when he completed his role due to his appointment as Chairman of Amidar. Public economic activity – on 16 December 1999, was elected by the 41st General Assembly of the Association of Chambers of Commerce in Israel, as a member of the Presidium, for the 4 following years. Serves as Chairman of the International Relations Committee in the association and as the Association’s Vice President
On May 14th 2000 he was appointed board director of Amidar Israel National Housing Company Ltd.
Since August 17, 2000, he was appointed Amidar’s acting Chairman of the Board. Amidar is the country's largest housing company, managing tens of thousands of housing units and employing hundreds of employees. Amidar’s revenue cycle in 2000 was about 450 million shekels and its balance sheet scope about 16 billion shekels.
On 17 December 2002, he was appointed Tambour’s board director and starting 3 February 2003, was appointed Tambour Ecology director. He finished his role by his own request on January 31, 2004. Simultaneously, in the past several years, he presented a weekly TV show on Channel 33 and the Broadcasting Authority, as well as a weekly radio program on Voice of Israel.
On May 14, 2003, he finished a term of three years in Amidar, having completed an agreement with the government (the last such agreement was in 1958) which turned Amidar from a company in deficit to a company that should operate according to "Cost Plus" principles, with a permit to initiate social acquisition and construction, for the expansion of public housing. Moreover, during his time, working relations with the employees were improved while manpower was reduced by about 100 employees (out of 700 employees) while significantly increasing functional efficiency.
Although he was offered the option of continuing as the company’s chairman for an additional period, he preferred to end it and go into private business.
As of September 2003, he serves as Chairman of ICC ISRAEL – International Chamber of Commerce.
From 1 July 2003 to June 2008 he served as President (CEO) and Chairman of the EAPC Group of Companies (Eilat Ashkelon oil pipeline). As of July 12, 2004 he was appointed employers' public representative in the National Labor Court.
As of November 2006, he serves as The Academic College Judea and Samaria in Ariel member of the Board
As of November 2007, was appointed international ICC Executive Committee member
Prof. Meir Heth
Meir Heth, born in 1932. Married to Rina of Zmirin family; father of three.
Studied at the Reali School in Haifa (1950 – 1939). Fulfilled his military service in the Nahal Brigade (1952 – 1950). Had a university education, which he acquired at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: BA – Economics and International Relations (1958), M.JUR – Law (1960), Ph.D – Economics (1971); He holds a LL.M degree in Law from Harvard University.
Served as a research assistant and researcher (part time) at Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel (1960 – 1955). Was practicing law in a law firm in Haifa (1962 – 1960). Filled many important positions in financial institutions: Bank of Israel – Research Department senior economist (1968 – 1962), Commissioner of Banks (1975 – 1969), Advisor to the Governor (1977 – 1975), Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Board Chairman (1986 – 1978); served as Bank Leumi Le-Israel Chairman (1988 – 1987), an economic advisor and director of companies. Prof. is a member of Law School in the College of Management.
His academic activities Included: outside teaching at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University alternately in the faculties of Social Sciences, Law and Business Administration (1990 – 1962), in the subjects of Introduction to Economics, Banking in Israel, Financial Markets, Securities Law, and seminars on judicial monitoring of economic activity.
Holds several public positions: Executive Council member and Jerusalem Fund Investment Committee Chairman; Board of Trustees Chairman – Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, Jerusalem Branch Chairman and Israel Management Center board member; Ministry of Finance Government Companies Authority Classification Committee member; Finance Committee member at the Israel Museum; Internal Auditors Qualification Office Chairman; Jerusalem Business Development Center board member; Maccabi Museum board member; Public Corporations (Ministry of Justice) Council member; Council for Higher Education member.
Director of the following companies: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Chairman; Sano Bruno's Enterprises Ltd., Ofek Stock and Investment Ltd. Chairman.
1. Banking Institutions in Israel,
1950 to 1961 (Falk, 1963); Second edition - Hebrew and English (Falk, 1966);
2. The Legal Framework of Economic Activity in Israel,
Frederic A. Praeger, (1967);
3. Cash Flows in the Israeli Economy,
1959 to 1966 (Bank of Israel 1968);
4. English edition - The Flow of Funds in Israel,
Praeger Publishers, (1970);
6. Introduction to Economics - Israeli version
(Bialik Institute, 1989);
7. Banking in Israel (two volumes, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 1994)
Meir Heth won the Tel Aviv municipality Peretz Naftali award for Social Sciences twice, for two books he had written: Banking Institutions in Israel, Cash Flows in the Israeli Economy.
Prof. Meir Heth
Dr. Gavriel Picker
Elementary and High School education - Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem
Regular service in the IDF, the release of a lieutenant, Armor
Reserve: Operations Officer, from. P., Akrf"a, p. Designed a Lieutenant Colonel Commander
Economics and Business Administration at the Hebrew University
Dentistry DMD degree at the Hebrew University and Hadassah
Kibbutz Naan + physician private practice
private practice in Jerusalem
An advisor for health and Dental Insurance and dan arbitrator doctor
Board member of "Elijahu" Insurance
Executive Council Member 2005-2008 Gadish fund
Board member in "Property and Building" LTD
Association board member of the Israeli Center for International immigration and absorption
Board member in "IPO fund"
Board member Vizcom Ltd
board member of "convex Motors" Ltd
Board member and Vice President ICC Israel
Board member of the Association of Fund "success"
Board member at Picker Foundation
Chairman of the Public Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee
Dr. Gavriel Picker
Adv. Yeheskell Beinisch
Adv. Yeheskell Beinisch is a well-known figure in Israel, where he has appeared in diverse courts of law in cases involving commercial law, contract law, aerial law, tort law, property and real-estate law and medical malpractice.
Adv. Beinisch is recognized by the courts in both Israel and Europe as an expert in international business law, which he has put to extensive use as an arbitrator and mediator, participating in numerous economic and commercial arbitration and mediation cases in both. His work in this field commenced in 1967 shortly after his admittance to the Israeli Bar. He has, as well, served for a number of years (until 2007) as the Chairman of panels of the Israel Bar Association National Disciplinary Court.
Adv. Beinisch's fluency in Hebrew, English, French, Romanian, and speaking also German, Arabic and Yiddish serves him well in both his local and international court, arbitration and mediation appearances. His clientele includes a long list of Israeli, American and European insurance companies, airline companies, construction companies, government corporations and authorities, as well as diverse entities in the hotel, high-tech manufacturing, financial services and banking fields.
Adv. Beinisch's public activities encompass memberships and directorships on a variety of Executive Boards, such as the Israel Bank for Industrial Development (2002-2009), Israel Civil Aviation Appeals Committee, the New Jerusalem Foundation, Card Guard Scientific Survival Ltd. of Switzerland, KMN Holdings Ltd. (since 2007), and more.
Advocate Beinisch is a member of The Presidum of the Israel National committee of the ICC, and since March 2011 is a member of the International task force "Decisions as to Costs" which is part of the International board of the ICC arbitration court.
Adv. Beinisch received his degree in law in 1966 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He was born in Haifa, Israel in 1941.
Adv. Yeheskell Beinisch
David is a self-starting and dynamic business man with almost 40 years of experience in import-export. He has also been heavily involved in international chambers of commerce for over 25 years.
In 1985, he founded the Dutch-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry and served as its president until 1990. From 2004-2008 he served as President of Federation of Bi-National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supervising 52 bi-national chambers of commerce and their numerous members of staff, as well as setting strategic direction for the Federation. Similarly, in 2009 he was one of the founders of the Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and in January 2012 was voted by all the Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's assembly as the president of IPCC.
Prof. Eliezer Rahmilevitch
Prof. Eliezer Rahmilevitch
Head Departement of Hematology
The Edith Wolfson Medical Center,
Head Department of Hematology
Hadassah University Hospital
1952: Graduated Hebrew University (Beit Hakerem)
1955-1960: Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1960-1961: 9 month Internship - Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Rambam Hospital, Haifa - 3 months
1961: Received M.D. Degree
B. FURTHER STUDIES
1961-1964: Residency in Internal Medicine B Department, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
1964-1966: Residency in Hematology and Internal Medicine B Departments, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
1966-1967: Hematology Department, Tufts University, Boston, MA, ( Director- W.H. Crosby).
Sept. 1966 Course at MIT and Harvard College in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Laboratory Techniques
C. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Oct. 1966: Lecturer in Internal Medicine
Dec. 1968: Research Fellow at Albert Einstein Medical School, New York, Departments of Physiology and Internal Medicine
Jan. 1970: Permanent Chief Physician, Hematology Dept, Hadassah Univ. Hospital, Jerusalem
Oct. 1970: Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
Oct. 1974: Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
Oct. 1978: Professor of Medicine
May 2002 Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics ? New York Cornell Univ. Presbyterian Hospital,
D. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
May 1976: Acting Head, Hematology Service, Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem
1978-1980: Head, Hematology Service, Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem
April 2000: Head, Department of Hematology, Hadassah Medical Organization, Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus, Jerusalem
April 1999- Head, Hematology Institute, Wolfson Medical Center, present Holon, Tel Aviv.
E. ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
Chairman, Prize Committee (1983)
Chairman, Admissions Committee (1980-1984)
Chairman, Teaching Division of Internal Medicine (1983-1987)
Chairman, Research Committee of Faculty of Medicine (1988-1992)
Professional posts at Hadassah University Hospital
Member, Past Chairman, Committee of Permanent Physicians (1970-1975)
Chairman, Specialization Committee (1970-1975)
Chairman, Research Committee (1988-1990)
Member, Committee of Department Heads (1991-1992)
Member and Chairman, Committee of Clinical conferences (1988-2000)
Member, Committee for Evaluation of Hospital Mortality (1995-2000)
Appointments by the Ministry of Health
Established Investigator (1979)
Consultant in Hematology, Donolo Government Hospital (1978-1980)
National Ombudsman for Citizen?s Complaints (1979-1986)
Chairman, Committee for Experimental Trials (1983-1989)
Member, National Committee of Health Problems ? Weekly -(1984-1988)
Member, ?Treinin? Committee for Establishing Health Policy in Israel (1987-1988)
Consultant in Hematology, Hillel Yaffe Government Hospital (1987-1996)
Consultant in Hematology, Soroka Hospital, Ben Gurion University (1998-present)
Member of ?Mashiach Committee? for Approval of Trips for Patients Going Abroad for Medical Care (1990-1992)
Chairman, National Committee for allocating Ceredase to patients with Gaucher?s Disease, (1992-1995)
Chairman, Appeal Committee for Authorization of Cancer patients to Receive Treatment Abroad (1996-present)
Member Prime Minister?s Committee for the Investigation of Blood Donations by Ethiopian Citizens (1996)
Member of the Impact Children Foundation, Chicago (2000)
Editorial Board of Haematologia
Editorial Board of Hemoglobin
Editorial Board of Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Editorial Board of American Journal of Hematology
Editorial Board of Turkish Journal of Hematology
Other Activities and Honors
Honorary President, The Israeli Society for Thalassemia Patients (1990-present)
Member, Honorary Executive, Israel Boy Scout Association
Antonietta Labisi Award for Distinction in Medicine, Catania, Sicily, (1995)
Member, Board of Governors and Research Committee, The Israeli Cancer Association
Principal Investigator - International multicenter trial for the treatment of Hydrea and Erythropoietin in Thalessemia intermedia
Member, European Union Concerted Action on the ?Reactivation of Foetal
Haemoglobin Synthesis in the Haemoglobinopathies?
Host weekly television program ?Conversation between doctors? (more than 300 programs - update in medicine ? 1995-2003)
F. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Israeli Medical Association
Israeli Society of Hematology: Secretary (1975-1978) - President (1986-1990)
International Society of Hematology (National Counselor, 1988-1993)
Chairman, Liaison Committee of the International Society of Hematology (1993-present)
American Society of Hematology
European Hematology Association
International Society of Experimental Hematology
Honorary Member, Burmese Medical Association
The New York Academy of SciencesChairman,
Israel Cancer Association
G. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (Outside of U.S.A.)
Ministry of Health Medical Association, Rangoon, Burma (1985)
Ministry of Health Medical Association, Singapore (1985)
Ministry of Health Medical Association, Sri Lanka (1986)
University of Shanghai, China (1987)
Official Board Examiner of Hematology, Sri Lanka (1990)
All-Union Scientific Center for Hematology of the USSR, Moscow,
Soviet Union, (1991-1995)
Hahnemann University, Department of Neoplastic Diseases,1992-1993
Department of Hematology, University of Catania, Catania, Sicily, (1993,1994,1995)
NIH, Bethesda, MD, (1993-1995)
Northwestern Medical School, Chicago, IL, (1993-1995)
Academy of Medical Sciences, Buenos Aires, (1994)
Spanish Society of Hematology, Granada, Spain, (1994)
Chilean Society of Hematology, Santiago, Chile, (1994)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, (1994)
Philippine Society of Hematology, Manila, (1995)
University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, (1995)
Thailand Society of Hematology, Bangkok (1996)
Indonesian Society of Hematology, Jakarta and Denpasar (1996)
Vietnam Society of Hematology, Hanoi (1996-1998)
Romanian Society of Hematology, Bucharest (1997)
Ben Gurion University Soroka Hospital, Beer-Sheba (1998-2001) (weekly)
Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Congress on Thalassemia, Nanning, China (1998)
St. Jude Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (1998)
Keynote Speaker, XVth Meeting of ISH, Durban, South Africa (1999)
Keynote Speaker, Korean Society of Blood Transfusion, Seoul, Korea (1999)
7th International Conference on Thalassaemia and the Haemaglobinopathies,
Bangkok, Thailand (1999)
Invited speaker Asian Pacific congress of Pediatrics, Taipei, China (2000)
Invited speaker 100th Birthday of the Krakow Institute of Hematology,
Krakow ? Poland, 2000
Invited speaker International Conference on Thalassemia,
Limasol, Cyprus and Antalia, Turkey, 2000
Invited speaker International Society of Hematology Toronto, Canada 2000
Invited speaker International Symposium on Hemoglobinopathies ? Calcutta, India 2001
Invited speaker European red cell Research club 2001, Barcelona, Spain
Invited speaker Hematologia 2001, Havana, Cuba 2001
Invited speaker 6th Meeting of the European Haematology Assoc., Frankfurt, Germany 2001
Invited speaker 1rst Int. Congress of Myeloproliferative disorders and MDS ? NY, USA 2001
Invited speaker 2nd International Summerschool on Thalassemia, Northern Cyprus, 2002
Invited speaker 7th Congress of the European Haematology Association, Florence, Italy 2002
Invited speaker 12th Int. Conf. On Oral Chelation in the treat. of thalassemia,Santorini 2002
Invited speaker to the III Medizinische Klinik on Therapy of Iron Overloading by Oral Application of Chelating Agents, Mannheim ?2003?01?16
Invited speaker to Robert Debre Hospital on Hypercoagulable state in hemoglobinopathies, Paris 2003
Invited consultant to organize a trial on antioxidants in thalassemia. Bangkok Thailand 2003
Invited speaker. Hematology Department University of Hochi Min city. Vietnam 2003
Invited speaker. Department of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital La Fe, Spain 2003
ORGANIZATION OF MEDICAL CONGRESSES
Organizer, & Co-Chairman International Symposium of Abnormal Hemoglobins,
Secretary, Congress of the International Society of Hematology,
European African Division, Jerusalem (1989)
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, International Congress of Differentiation. (1994, 1995)
Chairman, Organizing Committee, International Conference Chronic
Myelocytic Leukemia Biology and Treatment, Jerusalem (1996)
Organizer and co-chairman International Symposium on Oxidative stress in thalassemia ? Etiology and prevention ? Bangkok, Thailand 2002
Elected President forthcoming Congress of the International Society of Hematology (2003)
Visiting Professorship ? annual
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, New York, (from 3-6 months, 1988-1996.
Cornell University New York Presbyterian Hospital - Dept. Pediatric Hematology ?
2-3 months (1997-2002)
Consultant to Biomedicine Companies
Imclone Systems, New York - Since 1995
Cryobank International, Florida - Since 1998
Osato Research Foundation, Japan ? Since 1998
Lipomed, Basel, Switzerland - Since 1999
Daxor Corporation, New York ? Since 2002
Mr. Yehezkel Daskal
Employment experience and key skills
2010 - Private Businessman
• CEO of "Daskal Consultants" A private consultancy firm
• Chairman of DMB – Financing trade and project solutions
• Board member on several public companies (such as: ELTA Aerospace Industries, Dinners Club Israel, Enlight Renewable Energy – part of the Eurocom group, Shlomo Insurance company, New Horizon real estate
• Board member in various charitable organizations
2005 - 2010 Managing Director
Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
• One of the most senior management positions in the Israeli economy. Israel’s largest federation of some 5,000 businesses and organizations which represent a broad spectrum of the goods and services sector including import/export, real estate, banks, financial services, retail, education, tourism, consulting and so on. The federation promotes the business interests of its members and represents them vis-à-vis the Knesset, government offices and the international arena.
This position demands:
• Extensive business and organizational experience
• In-depth knowledge of the workings of the Knesset and the government
• The ability to represent the varied interests of the members, removing barriers and reducing bureaucracy
• Ability to promote international trade ties
• Managing a multi-disciplinary staff
• High level of articulation, creative thinking and life experience that facilitate negotiation and bridging gaps
2002 - 2005 Deputy Director General – HR & Administration
Israeli Ports Authority (Incl. Railways until 2003)
Areas of responsibility included:
• Handling the salary system and pension funds for some 2400 workers and some 3000 pensioners. This involved dealing with about 30 different workers’ committees.
• Handling labor agreements, streamlining agreements, negotiations using cost and risk analyses and their subsequent implications.
• Ongoing supervision of the implementation of agreements
• Implementing structural reforms in HR & Administration
• Running the training department with an emphasis of professional maintenance and the development of professional and administrative reserves.
This position demands:
• The ability to handle complex negotiations with diverse bodies and overcome differences.
• Handling complex structural changes
• Setting up three separate port companies and preparing them for privatization
1994 – 2002 Deputy Director General - Planning and Business Development Israeli Airports Authority
Areas of responsibilities included:
• Long-term planning and development of Israel’s international and domestic airports. This involved testing and coordination of planning alternatives, integrating and optimizing economic and real estate variables, aerial rights-of-way, safety, quality of service and protection of the environment.
• Managerial responsibility for the preparation of a national master plan, project outline, and a detailed plan for Ben-Gurion Airport 2000, incorporating: plan for a new terminal layout, new cargo city plan, road plan, interchanges and the train system, plans for a unique sewage treatment installation and follow-up of the commercial plan for Ben-Gurion Airport 2000.
• Planning for new airport in the Eilat area. Converting Haifa Airport into an international airport by lengthening the existing runway into the sea. Planning for domestic airports and seeking a location for an additional international airport.
• Balancing the needs of the airports with those of the environment by maintaining a high level of safety on the one hand and minimizing environmental damage on the other hand.
• Managing the Airport Authority’s extensive real estate.
• Managing the IT systems within the organization.
This position demanded:
• confronting complex and unique problems and formulating solutions by running multidisciplinary professional teams,
• budget management of about NIS 100 million per year
• negotiation on behalf of the Airport Authority and the State of Israel with private and public entities in Israel, neighboring countries and overseas.
1993 - 1994 In charge of commerce and real estate,
Israeli Airports Authority
1990 – 1992 Military Attaché in Europe, based in London, England.
1966 - 1992 During my 27 years in the Israel Defense Forces I served in various positions. The later positions were economic and administrative in nature. I retired with the rank of Brigadier General (Res.), still serving in the army reserve.
Education: MA in Political Science, Haifa University, Israel
National Security College
Mr. Mike Hertzog
Mr. Mike Hertzog
Brigadier General (Res.) Michael Herzog is currently an International Fellow at the Washington Institute for near East policy and a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People's Policy Institute (JPPI), where he is running a project on the de-legitimization of the state of Israel. The General has retired from active duty in August 2010, after a long and distinguished career.
Over the last decade General Herzog has held senior positions in the office of Israel's minister of defense, under four ministers. From September 2006 to October 2009, he served as chief staff to the minister of defense (mostly under Ehud Barak) and from November 2001 to July 2004, as senior military aide to the minister of defense. In those positions, he was at the center of Israeli decision-making on all key strategic, defense and political issues. In-between (2004 - 2006), General Herzog was a visiting military fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he published extensively, including an influential article on Hamas in Foreign Affairs.
Since 1993, General Herzog has played a key role in the Arab-Israeli peace process. Most recently, from June 2009 to March 2010, he served as special emissary to Israel's prime minister and minister of defense in the efforts to re-launch the peace process. The General has participated in most of Israel's negotiations with the Palestinians, Jordanians, and Syrians, including the Wye Plantation summit, Camp David summit, the Taba negotiations, and the Annapolis summit and subsequent negotiations.
General Herzog's tenure in the IDF has also included serving as head of the Strategic Planning Division (1998-2001), deputy head of the Strategic Planning Division (1995-1998), member of the Intelligence Corps (1974-1994). He saw battle as an infantry soldier in the 1973 war.
General Herzog is the son of the late president of Israel, Chaim Herzog.
Adv. Zvi Bar-Nathan
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