Dr Hila Oren has been the CEO of The Tel Aviv Foundation since 2016.
Previously Oren founded and served as CEO of Tel Aviv Global. Tel Aviv Global is an initiative started by the Mayor’s Office of Tel Aviv-Yafo dedicated to elevating the city’s brand and global positioning. In 2010, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality undertook a municipal-national initiative designed to position Tel Aviv as a global city – a leading international business center that specializes in innovation.
During her term, the Startup City vision was formed: a municipal strategic plan for investors, entrepreneurs, tourists and students, connecting a city platform with a private initiative. As a result, Tel Aviv-Yafo was awarded the title ‘Best Smart City in the World’ in 2014.
Hila’s prior experience includes leading the Tel Aviv Centennial Administration and the Society of the Protection of Nature in Israel.
Hila is also a board member of Haifa Port, a board member of the Vertigo Dance Troupe and a board member on the Neot Kdumim Park. She formerly served as Board member of the Amidor housing company.
Hila has a PhD from the Department of Geography at Haifa University, thesis about global branding of Tel Aviv. She holds a BA and MBA from Tel Aviv University and completed a program at the Harvard Kennedy School.