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Hila Oren  

CEO at the Tel Aviv Foundation; Expert on Urban Development

Hila Oren is an entrepreneur and innovator and the founder of Tel Aviv Global Administration, responsible to oversees and directs the strategic task force in charge of developing and implementing a national project of elevating Tel Aviv's international positioning as Israel's Global City and promoting and marketing the city's tourism. Hila was appointed after she held leadership positions at government offices and tourism companies.

Hila is an expert in urban development and focuses on the identification of the economic strengths while incorporating the financial, digital, tourism and creative forces in the city.

During her term, the Startup City vision was formed – a municipal strategic plan for investors, entrepreneurs, tourists and students tying a city platform with a private initiative.

Tel Aviv was ranked the #1 startup ecosystem in Europe, second only to Silicon Valley and #21 global financial center in the GFCI ranking.

Hila is also the Chairman position at the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem and a member of the Culture Directorate of the Festival Department at the Israeli Ministry of Culture and a board member of the Vertigo Dance Troupe and Advisor on Cultural and Educational Affairs for 9 Local Governments.

She is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at Haifa University, working on a thesis regarding the global branding of Tel Aviv. She holds a BA with honors and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University.

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