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Ido Aharoni

Advisor to the Board

Ido Aharoni Aronoff joined our Global Advisory Board following a long and illustrious career in public service.

Ido Aharoni serves as Global Distinguished Professor for international relations at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide, a Global Ambassador for Maccabi World Union, Co-Founder of the Genius 100 Visions Community, Chairman of the Charney Forum for New Diplomacy and Chairman of GMFF, one of Israel’s leading film funds.

Aharoni is a 25-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign Service. He is a public diplomacy specialist, founder of the Brand Israel Program and a well-known nation branding practitioner. He has been Israel's longest serving Consul-General in New York and the tristate area to date. He held that position, with the rank of Ambassador, for six years (2010-2016) overseeing the operations of Israel’s largest diplomatic mission worldwide. Aharoni was a member of Israel’s Foreign Service from 1991 to 2016 and held three overseas positions, all in the USA, in Los Angeles and twice in New York.

In the spring of 1993, Aharoni was appointed to serve under then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, as policy assistant to Israel’s chief negotiator with the Palestinians. In that capacity, Aharoni took part in the back-channel negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and was a member of Israel’s official delegation to the signing ceremony at the White House in September of 1993.

Ido is also a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Libra Group.