Robert Singer 370.
(photo credit: World Jewish Congress)
Robert Singer has been chosen to be secretary-general of the World Jewish
Congress, the most senior professional position in the organization, the WJC
announced on Monday.
Singer, who is coming off a 14-year stint as
director-general of World ORT, had previously worked in the Prime Minister’s Office and served for more than a decade as an educational officer in the
WJC President Ronald Lauder said 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.”
Singer is 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
The WJC is an international body representing Jewish
communities around the world and has described itself as the “diplomatic arm of
the Jewish People.”