Mr. Robert Singer
CEO and Executive Vice-President, World Jewish Congress (WJC), Israel
Robert Singer has served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive
Vice President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the leading
umbrella organization of Jewish communities around the world,
since May 2013.
Mr. Singer has traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting
Jewish communities in more than 60 countries while enhancing the
WJC’s global diplomatic presence. He has participated in meetings
with presidents and prime ministers of various nations, as well as
prominent government, business, faith and civil society leaders,
including Pope Francis, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres,
and International Red Cross President Peter Maurer, often together
with WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.
Mr. Singer has also spoken at, and participated in, many high-
profile events on behalf of the WJC including addressing a
demonstration outside the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the
75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in Kyiv, international conferences of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Organization of American States (OAS) counter-terrorism sessions, and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s (ICEJ) Feast of Tabernacles, among others.
On behalf of Diaspora Jewish communities, Mr. Singer regularly engages with Israeli government officials and other institutions in the Jewish state.
Prior to joining the WJC, Mr. Singer served for 14 years as the Director General and CEO of World ORT, one of the world’s largest non-governmental education and training providers.
Robert Singer was born in Ukraine in 1956 and immigrated to Israel at the age of 15. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 1976 with a degree in Political Science and History. Mr. Singer served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for eleven years and left the army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1987. Mr. Singer spent twelve years with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel in a number of senior posts. In 1996, he received a Master’s degree in Management Engineering from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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