APCO Worldwide Announces New Managing Director in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv (October 23, 2012) – Roi Feder will succeed Gad Ben-Ari as managing director of APCO's Tel Aviv office, Brad Staples, APCO's president, international, announced today. Ben-Ari will become a senior advisor to APCO, joining with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich in providing ongoing senior counsel and strategic guidance to APCO clients and the company's management team in Israel.
"I'm happy to see such a talented and experienced colleague take over as managing director in Tel Aviv, and I very much look forward to working closely with Roi to ensure the continued success of our operations in Israel," said Staples. "I'm also delighted that APCO's Tel Aviv office will continue to benefit from Gad's experience and counsel as he serves as a senior advisor to the firm.
Feder was formerly a director in APCO's Tel Aviv office and has worked for the firm in Israel for more than seven years. He was instrumental, under Ben-Ari's leadership, in successfully establishing APCO's office in the market.
"I am thrilled to take up this new challenge," Feder said. "APCO's offer in Tel Aviv is extremely compelling, both to the many global clients for whom we provide communication and business consulting services in Israel, as well as to the range of Israeli companies that we support in their market entry and expansion plans overseas."
Prior to joining APCO, Feder worked as a public policy program coordinator in the Washington, D.C., office of the Union for Reform Judaism (the advocacy arm of the Reform Movement) which lobbies Congress and the U.S. administration on domestic and international issues of importance to its 1.5 million constituents.
Ben-Ari served as managing director for APCO’s Tel Aviv office since the firm established operations in Israel eight years ago. He helped the office build up particularly strong expertise in sectors such as energy and clean tech, and services such as trade and investment policy. Ben-Ari will now serve as a senior advisor for APCO in Israel, alongside Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and former president of Tel Aviv University. Ambassador Rabinovich will continue to provide high-level strategic counsel to our clients in the market, as well as advising and guiding the new management team in Tel Aviv.