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H.E. Ambassadeur Haim Divon

    Born in Jerusalem on 20 October 1950. Married to Linda and 3 children
    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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