Shimon Alon

Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Shimon, the chief operating officer of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, has an MA in business administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a BA in education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shimon was born in Morocco and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1963. He served in the IDF’s Combat Engineering Corps, in various command posts and instruction positions. In 1999 he completed his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and started working at the VLJI. Shimon is a member of the board of trustees and the chair of the finance committee of the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

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