Mrs. Rachel Shaul

Rachel Shaul joined JDC International in 2022 as Senior Program Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment & Food Security Programs. Rachel came to JDC following an extensive career as a senior executive in leading businesses and nonprofit organizations.  She previously served as Director of Development and International Relations at The Israel Museum, ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. 

Prior to that, she held the roles of CEO of PresenTense, a nonprofit organization promoting entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change, and as Head of Global Marketing and External Affairs at Netafim, Israel’s leading global Agritech firm operating in over 110 countries.  Rachel has further held senior marketing and managerial positions within global high-tech companies including Comverse Technology, Inc. and several start-ups.

Rachel serves as a member of the International Women’s Forum and is particularly interested in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Rachel earned a BA in Theatre Arts from Tel-Aviv University, a MA in Communications from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a MA in Science & Technology Studies from Bar-Ilan University.  As her thesis for the latter MA degree, she Investigated the use of agricultural technology by rural women in India and promoted social change through innovation in diverse communities in Israel and Africa.


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