Gil Segal - World Jewish Congress

Gil Segal

WJC Vice-President (WJC-Israel)


2004-2006:      MBA in Management and Public Policy, Bar Ilan University

1994-1996:      BA in History of the Land of Israel and the Middle East, Bar Ilan University

1998:               Graduate of the Command College of the I.D.F.


Professional Experience

Member of the Presidium of the Central Elections Committee

Member of the Executive of the World Zionist Organization

Member of the Executive of World Jewish Congress-Israel

Member of the Public Relations Committee of "Tzevet" (Organization of Retired IDF Officers)

Member of the Board of Directors of the "Re'im" Association (Israel Association of Community Centers)


2013–present:  CEO of Yesh Atid Party (Headed by MK Yair Lapid)

2011–2013:     VP of Business Development – Visionmap (aerial mapping and photography)

  • Managed the company's business development system
  • Managed a large-scale budget
  • Met business goals

1986–2011:     Career Officer in the Israel Air Forcedischarged with rant of Lieutenant-Colonel

2007–2011:     IDF emissary in the U.S.A.

  • Managed a security project
  • Developed ties with government and civilian bodies and worked at Israeli embassy in Washington

2005–2007:     Branch Head in Israel Air Force Headquarters

  • Synchronized and coordinated the operational activities of the IAF
  • Commanded approximately 70 officers, NCOs and soldiers
  • Devised multi-year work plan and monitored implementation
  • Characterized and defined technological means in the fields of intelligence
  • Provided service during combat to various interfaces to most of the IDF headquarters  
  • Part of the Military Intelligence Forum

2001–2005:     Commander of the Central Operational Unit (Technological Intelligence Service 121)

  • Managed unit of approximately 450 officers, NCOs and soldiers, comprised of 11 wings
  • Overall responsibility for technological development unique to the needs of the Air Force
  • Managed budget of several million shekels per annum
  • Human resources planning, management and placement in the unit, and managed the unit's training system, including developing unique training methods
  • Drafted policy and complied with periodic and annual targets


2000–2001               Intelligence Officer in Cooperation Unit

  • Worked with IDF operational units (field level), including fieldwork and developing combat doctrine


1982–2000:     A diverse range of positions beginning with compulsory service up to Major in the Air Force, inlcuding service in operational squadrons and headquarter positions.



Hebrew – Mother tongue ú  English – Highly proficient.


Computer Applications:

Fully conversant in Office, e-mail and internet applications.



Horseback riding