Cabinet names new director-general of Science, Technology, Space Ministry

The cabinet approves Bina Bar-On on Sunday as director-general of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space.

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July 22, 2013 21:38
BINA BAR-ON.

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.

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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 last year.

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.


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