Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ashkelon's New Mayor
Mr Benny Vaknin is an Economist and a Lawyer. He graduated B.A., Economics & Business Admin. from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; and LL.B. from Tel Aviv University; He is also a Technion Certified Land & Property Assessor.
Mr Benny Vaknin served as Chairman of the Israel Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd (The Urban Light Rail System) and as Chairman of Pelephone (Mobile phone) Communications Company Ltd.
Among his past positions, Mr Benny Vaknin served as Mayor of the City of Ashkelon; Director of Bezeq Telephone company; Chairman of ATI - Ashkelon Technological Incubator, and Chairman of The Ashkelon Foundation.
Among the awards received by Mr Benny Vaknin: The Yitzhak Rabin National Prize for Quality in the Public Sector and The Kaplan Prize for Excellence in Management.
The photo of Benny Vaknin above, was taken at Bet Tzipora - the full photo is below.