CEO and Director General
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Amira has been working at The Jewish Agency for more than 26 years, first in various roles “in the field” and later in management positions. She has served as Director of Partnership Regions, Director of Budget & Finance, Vice President for Strategy and Planning, and Deputy Director General & COO.
In January 2019, Amira was appointed as the first-ever female CEO and Director General of The Jewish Agency.
Amira holds an M.A. in Business Management. Additionally, she held a two-year fellowship at Jerusalem’s Mandel Educational Leadership Institute. There, her major research area was “social impact investing,” an innovative financial vehicle for addressing pressing challenges in society.
Amira lives in Mazkeret Batya and is the mother of three children. She is also a member of the Keshet Community, an urban group of religious and secular Jews who run a joint educational program in the spirit of pluralism and shared community life. She has served Keshet for 15 years, since its formation, in various capacities, and is a former member of its executive board.