CEO and Director General
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Amira has been working at The Jewish Agency for more than 28 years, first in various roles “in the field” and later in management positions, including Vice President for Strategy & Planning and Deputy Director General & COO.
In January 2019, Amira was appointed as the first-ever female CEO & Director General of The Jewish Agency, and has served in this capacity for the past four years.
Since assuming this role, she has been a visionary in implementing a strategic change and in leading through profound events such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine-Russia crisis, an increase in immigration from Ethiopia, a dramatic and holistic expansion of the organization’s initiatives to connect Jews to one another and to Israel, and more.
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 has also been a founding member of the Keshet Community, a joint educational venture in the spirit of pluralism and shared community life for religious and secular Jews.