Dr. Andy David
Presented by Jewish Community Relations Council North Bay Region
with Israeli Consul General
to the Pacific Northwest
Join us for a Marin County Jewish community briefing and conversation with Consul General Dr. Andy David. Dr. David has served overseas positions in Azerbaijan, Hong Kong and Chicago, as well as domestic positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including most recently Deputy Spokesman and policy advisor.
Free, but reservations required. To RSVP & for more info, contact Paula Simon, Regional Director, JCRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-492-2127.
ABOUT DR. ANDY DAVID
Dr. Andy David began his appointment as Israel's Consul General to the Pacific North-West in August 2012. In the last year he has served as policy advisor to the Foreign Minister.
Since initiating his diplomatic career in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998, he has held domestic positions including: Central Asian Countries Coordinator, the Euro-Asia Department, (1999); Political Counselor and head of the Euro-Asia section in Israel's Agency for International Cooperation (2002-2004), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Deputy Spokesman (2008-2011). His overseas appointments include the positions of Deputy Head of Mission in Azerbaijan (1999 - 2001); Deputy Head of Mission in Hong-Kong (2001 -2002), And Deputy Consul General in Chicago and the Midwest (2004-2008). Dr. David has lectured at many universities in Israel and in the US, and pioneered a new cooperation initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs In the field of Homeland Security together with different agencies at the federal, state and local levels in the US.
Dr. David was born in Romania and immigrated at the age of two with his family to Israel. He earned three degrees at Jerusalem's Hebrew University: Doctor of Dental Medicine; Master of Science; and Bachelor of Medical Science, graduating magna cum laude. He then went on to lecture, instruct, research and practice for the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Hebrew University and was also a Medical Advisor for DENX Medical Device Company in Israel. Dr. David spent three years in the Israel Air Force and in RAFAEL, the Ministry of Defense's Armament Development Authority. He is a graduate of the Executive Combating Terrorism program at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.
Dr. David believes that the California coast-line is second only to Israel as the perfect place for windsurfing, of which he has been an avid fan since the age of 13. He and his wife Ayelet are the proud parents of three children; Shir, Ron and Mika