Robert Singer has been named to assume the position of secretary general
of the World Jewish Congress, the most senior professional position in
the organization, the WJC announced on Monday.
is coming off of a 14 year stint as director general of the
international World ORT organization, had previously worked in the
Israeli Prime Minister's Bureau and served for over a decade as an
educational officer in the IDF.
WJC President Ronald Lauder
said that he was "delighted that Robert will be joining us at the WJC.
He brings a wealth of experience with him from his work in Israel and
internationally. He has had tremendous achievements at World ORT, where
he also gained a great appreciation for many of our Jewish communities
around the world. All of the WJC executives who have met Robert have
been impressed with his professionalism, insight and vision and they
look forward to working with him in strengthening the WJC’s position as
the preeminent representative body of world Jewry.”
due to step into his new role in late April and his appointment is
expected to be ratified in May by the 14th World Jewish Congress Plenary
Assembly in Budapest.
The WJC is an international body
representing Jewish communities around the world and has described
itself as the "Diplomatic Arm of the Jewish People."