Gidi Mark

Gidi Mark began his career as a diplomat in 1983 for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Over the next 15 years he served the country in embassies and consulates in Istanbul, Bonn and New York; In 1998, he became the first employee of Birthright Israel and served as the COO of the project's planning stage; Among others, Gidi took part in the analysis of Israel's capacities in terms of tourism absorption, the project's principles and its financial planning; After the launch, he became the International Director of Marketing and Community Relations; In this capacity, Gidi was in charge of the creation of the Birthright Israel brand ("Taglit" in Hebrew) and the organization's international outreach, today encompassing 62 countries around the globe; In 2008, Gidi Mark was promoted to CEO of Taglit Birthright Israel, one of the most successful organizations in the in the Jewish world today; Gidi believes that only an unlimited dedication, full commitment to the highest professional standards, and ongoing innovation can enable us to reach our goal of transforming the future of the Jewish people

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