Shmuel Rifman Associate Member of the Board of Governors

Shmuel Rifman is the Mayor of Ramat Hanegev Regional Council. This is his fifth term of office. Prior to that he served as the Chairman of the Center of Regional Councils in Israel and as the Chairman of the Negev Development Authority board.

He is also active or has been active in the following: Board of Directors' member of Mifal Hapais (state lottery); Chairman of Ramat Hanegev Planning & Development Committee;  Chairman of Ramat Hanegev Economic Development Company; Chairman of Negev Spa Company; Board member, Local Government Center – March 2009; Board member, Ben-Gurion University; Chairman, Ramat Hanegev Water Corporation.

In his various public posts, Rifman acts predominantly on two main planes: development of the Negev and strengthening rural settlement in Israel.

During his military service he held command positions in Nachal Paratroopers and the 50th Battalion. Released from military service with the rank of Major.

He is an associate Member of the Board since February 2013.