Tsofen Organization, an NGO that helps establish a high-tech presence in Arab society, announced the appointment of Maisam Jaljuli as its new co-CEO. Jaljuli will work alongside co-CEO Revital Duek to implement the five-year plan that allocated NIS 600 million (approximately $170 million) for high-tech development and innovation in Israel’s Arab society.
“I am delighted to join the leadership team of Tsofen, one of the most important organizations in Israel in terms of realizing the vision of Arabs and Jews working together,” said Maisam Jaljuli, new co-CEO. . “I intend to promote full equality in the employment of Arab members of society in the high-tech industry in order to cultivate social and professional diversity that will lead to business success and social advancement.
Prior to joining Tsofen, Jaljuli served as president of the women’s organization Na’amat while serving as co-president of the Sikkuy-Aufoq organization and board member of Itach-Maaki: Women’s Advocates for Social Justice. She holds a BA in Criminology and Sociology and an MA in Educational Leadership from Bar Ilan University.
“I congratulate Maisam for joining Tsofen’s Board of Directors,” added Revital Duek, co-CEO of Tsofen. “We have very important tasks ahead of us, including the implementation of the government’s five-year plan, and I am confident that Maisam will help in its effective implementation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sami Saadi, who is currently completing his tenure after 14 years at the helm of the organization, a period during which Tsofen made significant achievements in his business.
The Tsofen organization helps cultivate human capital in Arab society through training courses, counseling, guidance and internships to help make the high-tech industry in Israel a common environment for Jews and Arabs. The organization has set a goal of reaching 20,000 Arab engineers within five years, an increase of about 60% from today.