Amos Gil, CEO
Amos Gil has over 25 years of experience in consulting, building and managing non-profit organizations and start-up companies in the field of social change in Israel and abroad.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of the Jerusalem International YMCA (managing the Y’s social and business aspects), Gil founded the ElderOptions Israel Geriatric Care Management Company (currently named B’lev Shalem), which provides assistance to families and elderly people coping with the difficulties associated with aging.
He has also served as the director of leading civil society organizations in Israel and abroad including the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Beth Simchat Torah Congregation (CBST) in New York.
Gil is the founding Executive Director of Ir Amim, an NGO which specializes in the complexities of Jerusalem in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He served as an organizational consultant to institutions in Israel and the United States including Hillel at the University of Chicago.
As a civil society expert in Israel, Gil has served as a guest lecturer on a wide variety of issues related to politics and government, society, pluralism and the struggle for social justice. He has taught at the Universities of Chicago and DePaul as well as many Jewish communities and organizations in New York, Washington and elsewhere in the the US and Europe.
Gil also has extensive experience in the high-tech field as a systems analyst and customer service expert.
He holds a BA in Humanities from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Management of Non-Profits from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Gil served as an intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces and in the Israel Police.
Amos Gil has been the CEO of the Jerusalem International YMCA since May 2015.