Chief Executive Officer, Tel Aviv Foundation
Hila Oren was appointed as the Chief Executuve Offcer of the Tel Aviv Foundation after she held leadership positions at government offces and tourism companies. The Tel Aviv Foundation partners with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality to meet the city’s evolving needs with the establishment of social services, educational, cultural, environmental and innovative urban projects.
An entrepreneur and innovator, Ms. Oren is an expert in urban development who focuses on identifying economic strengths and incorporating the fnancial, digital, tourism and creative forces in the city. She founded Tel Aviv Global Administration. It is responsible to oversee and direct the strategic task force in charge of developing and implementing a national project to elevate Tel Aviv's international positioning as Israel's global city, so as promoting and marketing the city's tourism. During her term, the Startup City vision was formed as a municipal strategic plan for investors, entrepreneurs, tourists and students tying a city platform with a private initiative. According to the Global Financial Centres Index, Tel Aviv was ranked frst in startup ecosystem in Europe, second only to Silicon Valley and twenty-frst in global fnancial center, and it became a tourist destination focusing on city break.
Ms. Oren is also a board member of the Amidar National Housing Company, a board member of the Vertigo Dance Troupe and a board member on the Neot Kedumim Park. Ms. Oren is a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate in the Department of Geography at Haifa University, working on a thesis regarding the global branding of Tel Aviv. She holds a Bachleor of Arts with honors and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University.