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Executive Director


Sonia Gomes de Mesquita is the Executive Director at the Center for Jewish Impact. Additionally, she serves as the Senior Deputy CEO of Spero Impact Solutions.  Sonia holds several key positions in the non-profit sector, serving as the Donor Representative and Vice-President of SASA Setton; Board Member of Alumot Or;  Board Member of Momentum; and Board Member of IVN.

Sonia Gomes de Mesquita served as the Chief Programs Officer of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) from 2013-2019, and Chief Operating Officer of World ORT, the world’s from 1999-2013. She served between 1992 and 1999 in the Liaison Bureau of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and previously in the office of the Israeli Ambassador to Finland in Helsinki. She also served in the Israel Defense Forces and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. 

She was also the head of the Educational Negev Unit of the IDF Southern Command and the head of the Command’s Communications Department. Sonia holds a BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and a MA in Business Management Marketing from Middlesex University, London, UK.

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