Marcos Peckel - World Jewish Congress

Marcos Peckel

Member of the Executive


Born in Colombia to German Jewish Parents.

Graduated in the Technion, Israel, Masters at McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Father of two Children 24 and 21.

International Affairs columnist at two of the main dailies in Colombia, El Espectador and El País.

Professor of Middle East and South Asia at Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Advisor on Middle East issues, Arab spring and Israeli-Palestinian conflict  to the ministry of Foreign Affairs and the presidency of Colombia.

Lecturer on Middle East at the Diplomatic Academy  adjunct to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Author of many articles on Judaism, Middle East and international affairs.

Executive Director of  the Confederación de Comunidades Judías de Colombia (concurrent with all previous Jobs).

Former President of   Centro Israelita de Bogotá (Ashkenazi Comunity).

Awarded the  CICLA  Prize in Israel, given to Latin-American Jewish leaders, October 2012.