BINA BAR-ON 370.
(photo credit: Ministry of Economy)
The cabinet approved Bina Bar-On on Sunday as director-general of the Ministry
of Science, Technology and Space.
The lawyer is set to replace Menahem
Greenblum, who filled the position for three-and-a-half years. Minister Yaakov
Peri nominated Bar-On.
Aged 62, married and the mother of three, the new
director-general graduated from the Hebrew University’s law school and recently
completed her nine-year tenure as director-general of the Industrial Cooperation
Authority in the Economy and Trade Ministry.
There she was responsible
for developing new markets for Israeli industry and promoting exports –
including in the space industry – that totaled hundreds of millions of shekels
Previously, Bar-On worked as deputy director-general of the
Environmental Protection Ministry.
Greenblum, the ministry said, was
responsible during his term for quadrupling the ministry’s budget to promote
national scientific projects and expand international scientific cooperation.