New Appointment: Dov Weissglas unanimously elected Chairman of the Executive Committee  

Adv. Dov Weissglas

The University of Haifa’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to elect
Adv. Dov Weissglas as the new Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Mr. Weissglas is counted among Israel’s most prominent attorneys.
He served as Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office under
Ariel Sharon 
and in a number of senior positions in the public sector.


“I am delighted to join the University of Haifa family, take an active role in its leadership and strengthen its position as an outstanding research university and institute of major social importance,” said Weissglas. As Ariel Sharon’s Chief of Staff, Weissglas was the point man in negotiations with the White House and one of the key architects of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza in 2005. He remained in this role under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert until June 2006, when Weissglas was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bezeq.

President Ron Robin congratulated him on the new appointment. “I am delighted and proud to have Dov Weissglas – a man of action and great vision involved in critical political decisions and in mediating Israel’s diplomatic relations with its friends and neighbors – join the leadership of this university as we advance our multiversity mission and drive growth in the northern region.”

Over the course of his legal career, Weissglas represented numerous Israeli public figures including Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Olmert, Yisrael Meir Lau, and Avigdor Lieberman. Weissglas retired in 2015, and currently serves as a consultant on a wide range of issues pertaining to regulation and governance. He is married to Dr. Louise Weissglas, PhD. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren.


New Appointments Weissglas

Dov Weissglas and President Ron Robin.

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