Israel’s New Ambassador to India Presents his Credentials to the President

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Israel’s new Ambassador to India, Dr. Ron Malka, presented the ‘Letter of Credence’ to the President of India, His Excellency, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, today at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On this occasion, Ambassador Malka said, “I am honoured and privileged to be given this opportunity of taking the Growing Partnership between our countries forward. Our true friendship is based on our shared values as prominent ancient civilizations in the past, and leading democracies in the present. This month, January 2019, marks 27 years of Diplomatic Relations between India and Israel. Our countries are strategic partners working together to achieve prosperity, security and peace.”

On Indo-Israeli cooperation, Ambassador Malka added, “We are all part of the vision to double the farmers’ income within a few years. From security to food security, from education to innovation, I will make sure we do more in the areas of agriculture, water, defence, cyber security. I look forward to working closely with the people of India and the Government of India. I am sure that our close existing cooperation in every field will only continue to grow and flourish in the coming years.”

Ambassador Ron Malka was born in Israel in 1965. His education background includes a graduation in Economics and Business Administration, a MBA in Finance and Business Administration and a PhD in Economics. Between 1983 and 2007, Ambassador Malka was in military service from where he retired with the rank of Full Colonel. During this time, he served 9 years in the IDF Intelligence Corporation and for 16 years held managerial positions in the Chief of Staff’s Financial Advisory Unit.

From 2008-2016, Ambassador Malka was a senior lecturer in banking, economics and capital markets. Between 2016 and 2018, he was Dean of the School of Financial Markets and Banking at the Academic Center of Law and Business. Ambassador Malka has served as Director (2008-2014) and Acting Chairman (2013-2014) in the Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In addition, he has also served as economic advisor to the Prime Minister’s commission to review the defence budget.

Ambassador Malka is married to Mrs. Lea Malka and has three children – Amir, Assaf and Maya.

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