Mr. Yoram Hessel
Senior Intelligence Advisor
Mr. Hessel retired from the Mossad in February, 2003, upon completion of thirty years of active service. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Hessel served as Head of Global Operations, Intelligence and Foreign Relations Division of the Mossad, a position he held for four years. In this capacity Mr. Hessel was responsible for all joint intelligence operations, inter-alia, strategic intelligence collection, counter-terrorism and other intelligence activities conducted by the Service.
Prior to attaining this position, bearing the civilian equivalent of the rank of Major General, Mr. Hessel served in various other capacities in the Organization. Among these were Chief of Western Hemisphere Department, Executive Assistant to the Director of the Mossad and Chief of Station in Washington D.C. During his five years in the United States (1992-1997), Mr. Hessel had overall liaison responsibilities with the United States Intelligence Community and had extensive contacts with them. During his career in the Service, Mr. Hessel also served in other foreign postings.
Mr. Hessel now holds the following positions: CEO, Vintage Crown Ltd., Israel, President, IntelliTech International LLC., USA, Member of the Board of Directors, Crystal Machinery and Electrical Appliances Ltd., Israel, Member of the Strategic Advisory Board, SIMLAT Ltd., Israel, Member of the Intelligence Summits’ International Advisory Council, USA., Member of the Board of Directors, Friends of Rabin Medical Center, Israel, Member of the Executive Board, Israel National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce ( ICC ), former Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit and Related Parties, Financial Reporting and Subsidiary Companies Committee, Bank Otsar Hachayal Ltd., Israel (2003-2009), former Co-Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors, DynaTrage Inc. USA (2003 -2008), former Member of the Strategic Advisory Committee, ELUL Group, Ltd., Israel (2004-2008), former Member of the Board of Trustees and ICT Associate, The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Israel (2003-2007).
Mr. Hessel’s academic record comprises a Diploma in International Affairs from University College, London (1970), a Bachelor of Science Degree in economics (B.Sc.Econ.Hons) from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (1973), and a Master of science Degree in International Relations (M.Sc.) from the same institution (1974). He attended the Hague Academy of International Law (1972) and was a Lecturer in Public International Law and International Institutions at Tel Aviv University (1978-9). Mr. Hessel was awarded the S.H. Bailey Scholarship in International Studies for 1972 by The London School of Economics.