Congratulations to Amira Aharonovich, a graduate of Cohort 22 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as CEO and director general of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Congratulations to Dr. Ayal Shaul, a graduate of Cohort 14 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving his doctorate from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Sorbonne Business School, IAE Paris. His dissertation is entitled "Intermediary Bodies and Performance in Public Management – The Role of the Education Superintendent in the Israeli Education System."
Congratulations to Naama Avital, a graduate of Cohort 25 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as CEO of the YNH International Office.
Congratulations to Dr. Galit Shaul, a graduate of Cohort 4 of the Mandel Program for Senior Civil Servants, on her election as head of the Emek Hefer Regional Council.
Congratulations to Ram Zahavi, a graduate of Cohort 16 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as the Director of Secondary Education in the Religious Education Administration of Israel's Ministry of Education.
Congratulations to Mordechay Cohen, a graduate of Cohort 8 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on being named as one of TheMarker's 100 Most Influential Israelis of 2018. Mordechay, who is the director general of the Ministry of Interior, was ranked 21st on the list, in recognition of the change processes that he is leading in local government, his work to minimize the centers of power in the local authorities, and his efforts to reduce inequality between the various local authorities in Israel. TheMarker deemed him "one of the most daring and innovative directors in the Israeli government today."
Congratulations to Mohana Fares, a graduate of Cohort 10 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on being named as one of TheMarker's 100 Most Influential Israelis of 2018. Mohana, who is the director of the division of national programs of the Israeli Ministry of Education, was ranked 32nd on the list, in recognition of the success of a program that significantly increased the number of high school students taking the five-unit matriculation exam in mathematics. Mohana was also named to the list in 2010, when he was recognized for his role in promoting the revolution in education in the Druze community.