Michael Khoury is Israel’s trade consul to Canada. He hails from the predominately Arab city of Shfar’am, in Israeli’s north, near Haifa. He is in the second year of a four-year posting in Toronto. He came with his wife, who works in the consular section, and three children attending local schools. He spoke to The CJN earlier this month.
Can you tell me a little about your background?
I am the consul for economic affairs of the State of Israel here in Canada. Our main job is to try to promote Israeli exports and help Israeli companies do business here in Canada, and to try to attract Israeli investors to Canada.
I joined the Ministry of the Economy in 2000 and before that I worked for Bank Hapoalim, the biggest bank in Israel, as a financial consultant. I decided to change careers because I believe exports and trade is the future and it is very important.
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