Shiri Mersel

Shiri Mersel

Vice President and General Manager

Shiri Mersel is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Shalom Hartman Institute where she shapes the strategy and responsible for financial management, cultivating the culture, developing digital activities and growing the infrastructure. She initiates and leads strategic partnerships with governmental entities, NGOs and business leadership.

Ms. Mersel previously served as Vice President of Insurance for Inbal Insurance Company Ltd., where she managed the self-insurance of the state of Israel. She initiated and led risk management to prevent medical malpractice damages and damages to school students. She created an innovative model for national preparedness for catastrophic damage and led complex international insurance transactions.

Previously, Ms. Mersel held positions in the Prime Minister’s Office, the Knesset, and the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies.
Ms. Mersel holds an undergraduate degree (with honors) in economics and sociology and a master’s degree in economics and business management from Hebrew University.

She was born in Kibbutz Dafna in the Upper Galilee and served as an officer in the IDF Education Corps. She lives in Jerusalem with her partner Yigal and their three children.