Shimon Alon

Shimon Alon
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Shimon Alon, the COO of The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, has an MBA from Ben-Gurion University and a B.Ed. from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
He served in the IDF in the Combat Engineering Corps in various command posts and instruction functions. In 1999 he left the service with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and since 2000 has been working at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
He is a member of the board and chair of the finance committee of the Jerusalem Cinematheque.
He was born in Morocco and made Aliya with his family in 1963.