The Ambassador

The Ambassador

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    CURRICULUM VITAE H.E. HAIM DIVON    
     
     
    Personal       
    Born in Jerusalem on 20 October 1950. Married to Linda and 3 children
     
    Education     
    LLB – Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel (1975) Israeli Bar Association Member
     
                      
    Diplomatic Career
     
    Aug ‘11 – Present         Ambassador of Israel to the Netherlands
                                       
    Nov ‘05 – July ‘11          Head of Israel’s Agency for International           Cooperation – MASHAV
                                            Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem:
     
    -           Designing, implementing and evaluating Israel’s international development assistance and humanitarian aid policy and programs
    -           Building partnership and mobilizing Israel and global resources towards sustainable development in areas such as food security, education, gender equality and the empowerment of women, peace building as well as poverty reduction with a special emphasis on Africa
    -           Developing and maintaining close professional contacts with leading international political, developments and corporate figures
    -           Developing partnerships with: UN agencies and more State International Development Agencies
    -           Coordinating hundreds of Israeli experts from relevant disciplines to implement the various development programs
    -           Managing and coordinating ongoing relief and humanitarian missions
     
     
    Nov ‘05 – July ‘11           CEO of Ha’IGUD – the Society for the Transfer of Technology, a government cooperation affiliated to MASHAV
     
    2006 –                        Awarded personal rank of “Ambassador”
     
     
    Dec ‘04 – Nov ‘05           Ambassador-at-Large
    -           Managing post-tsunami operations in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia
    -           Initiating the Ministry’s campaign Israel and the Jewish World Join Hands for Meeting Development Challenges
    -           Advocating policy reforms in Israel’s foreign aid program in oder to align with the Millennium Development Goals and aid effectiveness
     
     
    Sept ‘00 – Sept ‘04         Ambassador of Israel to Canada
     
                                       
    Aug 1995 – Aug ’00         Head of Israel’s National Agency for International Cooperation – MASHAV
                                        Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem
     
     
    1994 – 1995                Head of Bureau – Policy Advisor
                                    Office of the Deputy Minister, Dr. Yossi Beilin
     
     
    1993 – 1994                Director
                                    World Jewish Affairs Devision
     
     
    1991 – 1993                Ambassador of Israel to Ethiopia
                                       
    1992                          Facilicting the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Eritrea
     
     
    July 1990 – Aug 1991    Special Coordinator of Ethiopian Affairs
                                           Leading the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the planning of “Operation Solomon” (the airlift of over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel)
     
     
    May – July 1990            Charge d’Affaires – Embassy of Israel, Addis Ababa
    1989 – 1990                Deputy Director Asia Division
                                    Embasy of Israel, Addis Ababa
     
     
    1985 – 1989                Head of Mission to Sri Lanka, Colombo
    -           Developing close relations with the government after 14 years of the cessation of diplomatic realtions and the start of the civil war
     
     
     
    1983 – 1985                Special Aide to the late Director General Dr. David   Kimche
     
     
    1981– 1983                 Consul
                                            Consulate General of Israel, Toronto
                                       
    1977 – 1980                Deputy Head of Mission
                                            Consulate General of Israel, Bombay
     
     
     
    Honors & Awards
     
    ·         Certificate of Honour – European Marketing Research Center (2005)
    ·         Ministry of Foreign Affairs Member of the Outstanding Team Award recipient for coordination “Operation Solomon” (1991)
    ·         Ministry of Foreign Affairs Outstanding Employee of the Year Award (1987)
    ·         Ambassador of Peace Award (2004) – State of Israel Bonds, Canada
    ·         Outstanding Achievement Award in the Field of International Cooperation (1997) – Hadassah International
     
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