Ghana was the first African country to establish diplomatic relations with the State of Israel and there is a long standing partnership and friendship between the Ghanaian and the Israeli people, since we were both young countries, aspiring to establish our independence, under the leadership of our two nation's forefathers – Kwame Nkrumah and Golda Meir.
Alongside common past; Israel and Ghana walk a similar path. Both share commitment to the values of Democracy, both have special respect to their cultural and religious traditions and both share an ethos of resurrection and liberation.
Between Israel and Ghana there are fastening economic and trade relations. Israeli companies in the fields of agriculture, water management, ICT, energy and infrastructure, are active in Ghana, and a growing number of Israelis identify Ghana as a preferred investment destination.
One of the Embassy's major tasks will be to further develop and deepen these relations, alongside creating the bilateral legal economic agreements infrastructure, to facilitate them.
Another field in which the Embassy will concentrate its efforts will be Development Projects, through MASHAV – Israel's International Development Cooperation Agency.
Following 55 years of joint development efforts, Israel works hand in hand with Ghana to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, through two major projects: One in the field of Early Childhood Education which has been running for three years in Kumasi and was recently launched in Accra, and the other in the field of Neonatal Health, through two units that were established in the peripheral hospitals of Kumasi, Santreso and Kumasi-South, and an ongoing program with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), aiming at reducing babies mortality.
The Embassy is committed to continue and accompany these projects towards building local capacities and to expand its partnership with the Ghanaian authorities.
I see in the reopening of the Embassy and the actual official Israeli presence in Ghana, a unique opportunity to intensify and strengthen the relations between the countries and the already existing friendship, in all fields – Bilateral, Economical, Developmental, Cultural and Public Diplomacy.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
08/2011 – today – Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Ghana
09/2008-08/2011 - Director, Middle East 4 Dept. - Covering Turkey, Syria & Lebanon - at the Policy Research Center, MFA
08/2006-08/2008 - Deputy Head of Mission, Israel Embassy, Ankara, Turkey
09/2003-08/2006 - Consular, Israel Embassy, Ankara Turkey
08/2002-08/2003 - Central Asia & Afghanistan Desk, MFA
09/1997-07/1999 - First Secretary, Israel Embassy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
07/1995-07/1997 - Cadet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992-1995 – Lieutenant, Strategic Planning Division, IDF
2009-2010 Tel Aviv University, M.A Studies, History of the Middle East
1989-1992 Tel Aviv University, B.A Political Sciences & History of the Middle East