Amb. Gabriella Shalev.
Prof. Gabriella Shalev, Israel's former ambassador to the United Nations, has agreed to become a member of the Hillel Israel Board of Directors. Shalev currently serves as the president of the Higher Academic Council of Ono Academic College, after concluding her two-year term as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations. She was the first woman in Israel's history to fill this post.
Prior to her term at the United Nations, Prof. Shalev was a member of many public bodies and committees, among them acting chairman of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, member of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, member of the Tribunal for Standard Form Contracts, and a member of the Boards of Directors of leading Israeli companies (Teva Pharmaceuticals Industry, Osem Investments, Delek Ltd.).
According to Hillel Israel Board Chairman Joseph Ciechanover, "We are happy to welcome Professor Gabriella Shalev to the Hillel Israel Board of Directors. Her vast experience over the years in her various positions, especially in her latest post, where she dealt a great deal with building international support for Israel, will constitute an important contribution to the promotion of the organization."
Hillel Israel Director General David Ya'ari adds, "We are sure that her experience and public stature, her familiarity with world Jewry and the Jewish communities of the United States, as well as the Israeli academic world, in which Hillel Israel operates, will add significantly to the advancement of Hillel Israel's activities and vision."