|06 June, 2007 |
| Hebrew U. Board of Governors approves Carmi Gillon as vice-president of external relations |
| Carmi Gillon |
The Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem today approved the appointment of Carmi Gillon as vice-president of external relations.
Carmi Gillon, who will head the university's Division for Development and Public Relations, has served in a number of leading management roles over the years, in both the public and private sectors.
Between 1994 and 1996, he served as head of the Shin Bet (Israel's security services). After leaving the Shin Bet, Gillon served as general manager of the Avner Insurance Company (1997-2000) and then as director-general of the Peres Center for Peace (2000-2001). Between 2001 and 2003, he served as the Israeli ambassador to Denmark, after which he was elected as head of the Mevasseret Zion local council. In addition to his official roles, Gillon has also been a member of a number of boards of directors, including the Tahal Group, Danker Investment and the Arab Israel Bank.
Over the years, Gillon has written several books and a range of articles on the subjects of foreign affairs and security. He has also been an active current affairs commentator in the electronic media in Israel and overseas.
Gillon was born in Jerusalem and graduated from the National Defense College. He has a B.A. in political science from the Hebrew University and an M.A. in public policy from Haifa University. He is also a graduate of the advanced management program at the Harvard Business School, and completed management training at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Gillon was born into a well known family of lawyers who resided in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Rehavia. His grandfather, Gad Frumkin, was the only Jewish judge to serve on the Supreme Court under the British Mandate and was also a member of the Hebrew University's Board of Governors from the 1930s until his death. His father, Colin, was a state attorney and his mother, Saada Gillon, was deputy attorney general. Gillon is married with three children.
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