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Mr. David Akov takes over as the new Consul General of Israel in Mumbai
05/08/2014
The Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai, welcomed Mr. Akov this August. He has also served as a Consul General of Israel in San Francisco from 2004 to 2008.

 

Mr. David Akov has taken over as the new Consul General at the Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai from August 2014. He took reigns of the office from the previous Consul General Mr. Brett Jonathan Miller.

 

Prior to taking over the responsibilities of this office, Mr. Akov served as the Deputy Head of the Center for Policy Research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2008 until 2014.

 

Mr. Akov joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1985. Before his current position, he also served as Consul General of Israel in San Francisco between August 2004 and August 2008.

 

Prior to this, Mr. Akov served as Director of U.S. Congressional Affairs at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, between 2001 and 2004 where he advised both the Foreign Minister’s bureau and the Prime Minister’s bureau on U.S. congressional affairs, as they relate to Israel, and coordinated congressional visits to Israel.

 

He also served as Counsellor for Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. (1995-2000), Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic training program (1993-1995) and Consul at the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta G.A.(1989-1993).

 

A native Israeli, Mr. Akov served in the Israel Defense Forces and then went on to earn a B.A. in Middle East History and an M.A. in Political Science and Political Thought, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Source: Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai

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