World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder and Robert Singer, CEO and Executive Vice-President announced today that Robert Singer will step down as CEO and Executive Vice President, of the World Jewish Congress. Mr. Singer will become a Special Advisor to the President of the World Jewish Congress through December 31, 2019.
“I want to thank Robert for his service to the World Jewish Congress over the last six years,” said World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder. “Robert cares deeply about the work of the World Jewish Congress, the Jewish people around the world and the State of Israel, and he will be leaving us in a strong position to solve the growing problems facing our communities worldwide. I wish Robert the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
“I am extremely proud of what the WJC accomplished during the last six years. Jewish communities worldwide need a strong WJC -- and the WJC needs strong communities. Today, Jews around the world are again confronting a new wave of antisemitism that we need to combat together. We have been working tirelessly and diligently for the past six years to undermine the impact of Jew haters, to stop the spreading of online antisemitism, and to build networks of leaders to combat these phenomena,” Singer said.
Mr. Singer added, “I wish President Ronald S. Lauder, the lay leadership, all of the community leaders and professionals, and my highly devoted colleagues, who have grown to become my close friends, the best of luck in the next chapter of the WJC. There is still much more to achieve, and I am proud to leave the organization in an excellent and solid position to enable it to excel in its next steps.”
To ensure a seamless transition, Ambassador Lauder announced that effective immediately, WJC Deputy CEO for Diplomacy Maram Stern will serve as the organization’s Interim CEO, and WJC General Counsel Menachem Rosensaft will serve as Interim Deputy CEO.