Director, Innovation Diplomacy, Start-Up Nation Central
Aviva is the Director of Innovation Diplomacy at Start-Up Nation Central, where she engages with governments, corporations, and people around the world, leveraging the Israeli innovation ecosystem to build resilient relationships that position Israel as a partner in addressing some of the biggest global and regional challenges.
Prior to joining SNC, Aviva was the Director of Global Planning at JDC, the largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization. There she led the strategic planning efforts of the organization’s work around the world. Before moving to Israel in 2009, Aviva was the Director of World Trade Center Business Recovery and Industry Development at the NY State Governor’s office responsible for the economic development and recovery efforts to revitalize lower Manhattan after 9/11, allocating $800M in funds to more than 14,000 businesses