Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilead
Executive Director, IPS
Amos Gilead is the Executive Director of the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at IDC Herzliya and is the Chairman of the Institute’s Annual Herzliya Conference Series. Concurrently, Maj. Gen. (res.) Gilead teaches security and intelligence studies at IDC Herzliya’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy. Prior to assuming his current position in February 2017, he Gilead led a distinguished career for more than three decades in the IDF and in the defense establishment, with his last position as Director of Policy and Political Military Affairs at the Ministry of Defense. Brig. Gen. (res.) Gilead dedicated most of his military career to the Intelligence Corps. As Chief of the Intelligence Research and Analysis Division, General Gilead was responsible for producing the national intelligence assessment and national strategic.
Achieving the rank of Major General in 2001, Maj. Gen. (res.) Gilead was appointed Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and directed the coordination of civilian affairs with the Palestinian Authority. He participated in several rounds of the peace process and negotiations with the Palestinians, and was a special envoy on the Israeli MIA soldiers to PLO Chairman Arafat. In 2008, he headed the Israeli team for the military affairs working group in the negotiations following the Annapolis Peace Conference. Prior to this, Maj. Gen. (res.) Gilead served as the Spokesperson of IDF and as the Military Secretary (aide de camp) to Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin.