The Government of Israel Economic Mission to the U.S. Southern Region is part of the Israeli Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. Together with the activity in Israel, the Israeli Foreign Trade Administration operates a network of economic representatives who constitute the operational arm of the Ministry in markets around the world.
The Economic Mission is responsible for managing and directing the international trade policy of the State of Israel with nine U.S. Southern States. The main fields of activity include activities for the promotion of trade and export, initiating and maintaining trade agreements for the improvement of Israel’s trade conditions, attracting and encouraging foreign investments and creating strategic cooperation with foreign companies.
Michal Niddam-Wachsman, Consul of Economic Affairs- U.S Southern Region
Audrey Niego, Trade and Operations Officer- Cleantech, Water and Energy
Jennifer Raskas, Trade and Investment Officer- Hi-tech and Consumer Goods
Jim Veal, Director of Trade and Investment Promotion- Medical, Food & Wine, Agritech
Bracha Shlomo, Trade and Investment Officer - Logistics, Nanotech, Investments, Homeland Security
- Assisting the Israeli industry in deepening the activity in existing markets, and penetrating new markets.
- Accompanying and supporting the individual exporter in marketing activity abroad.
- Initiating and applying international trade agreements and maintaining existing agreements.Raising investments and strategic cooperation.
- Improving the image of the Israeli industry and economy.Preventing unfair competition
Consul of Economic Affairs – Michal Niddam-Wachsman
Michal Niddam-Wachsman is Israel’s new Economic Consul for the US Southern Region. She assumed her duties in August following the return to Israel by the previous Economic Consul, Roee Madai. She has been with the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor since 2008 in a variety of positions including the East & Central Europe department, as director of the India-China Fund, and manager of the Ministry’s “200×2″ program aimed at assisting companies from Israel’s peripheral regions to double their exports. Previous to her government work, she began her career at Bank Hapoalim. Michal earned her B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University, her law degree from Bar Ilan University, and did graduate work at the University of California-Irvine.