Wendy Singer

Executive Director, Chairwoman, ֿStart-Up Nation Central

Wendy Singer has served as Executive Director of Start-Up Nation Central since its founding in 2013. She worked with US-based funders to build the infrastructure and professional team in Israel, and to launch its activities – connecting Israel’s innovation ecosystem with government and business leaders around the world. Today she heads SNC’s Jerusalem operation.

Before joining SNC, Singer concluded a 23-year career at AIPAC. She was Director of AIPAC’s Israel Office for sixteen years. There she maintained relationships with Israeli government leaders, and members of the opposition, in addition to US diplomats, and Palestinian officials.

Prior to emigrating to Israel, Singer served as a registered AIPAC lobbyist on Capitol Hill, where she was the lead contact for dozens of House Members and Senators. She also served for five years as a staff aide for three Members of Congress, focusing on foreign policy issues.