Omri Zegen is the Vice President of the Reut Institute. His position includes strategic organizational development, financial management, and overall responsibility for daily operations of the organization.
Omri joined the Reut Institute in 2007, where he worked on National Competitiveness, the Socio-Economic 'Central Mind' and Policy Units - An Instrument for Navigation.
In 2008 he was appointed Team Leader, where he led the project to create the conceptual framework outlining the Principles and Guidelines for Achieving a Socio-Economic Leapfrog (Version B). This role also involved developing the knowledge creation phase for Leapfrogging Israel's Periphery as well as implementing the principles of the Flexicurity Approach in Israel, especially in the public sphere (joint project with the Prime Minister's Office).
In April 2010, Omri began to lead the Inclusive Growth project, in partnership with the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services. The conceptual framework 'Israel's New Social contract for Growth, Inclusiveness and Community Building' was published in August 2011. Together with Gidi Grinstein, Omri served as a representative of the Reut Institute in the sub-committee for the social services of the Trajtenberg committee.
Since January 2011, Omri has been at Reut in the capacity of Director of the ISRAEL 15 Taskforce and HR Director.
He was appointed to Vice President in July 2012.
Omri holds a BA in Economics and History and an MA in History (with honors) from Tel-Aviv University. His thesis, a combination of historical research and economic analysis, focused on Israel's treatment of abandoned Arab property between 1948 and 1950. Omri was both a research assistant and teacher assistant in the Open University of Israel and Tel-Aviv University. As a student, he participated in an Arab-Jewish leadership and cooperation project.
Omri has experience in the field of non-formal education, group process work and instruction. He was Head of Education and Instruction of the Tel-Aviv district of the Israeli Scouts. There he implemented a comprehensive new education program and recruited volunteers among high school graduates for a one year civil-service.
Omri is an officer in the IDF at the rank of major. He is a company commander (reserve duty).
Omri is married to Neta and is the proud father of Uri.
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