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Major General (Res.) Eitan Dangot – President of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel
Amir Foster – Executive Director of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel
About this webinar: For decades, the economy and national interests of many Middle Eastern countries has been driven by energy prospects. At times, energy ventures have been known to spark tension between countries in the regions, and at times serve as a catalyst for cooperation. With Russia and Turkey increasing their scope of activity in the region, in addition to the recent peace agreements between Israel and the two Gulf countries, we will be discussing with Amir Foster and Eitan Dangot the complexities and opportunities these developments have created. In our webinar, we will try to outline the strategic interests of the countries operating in the Middle East, and discuss how energy interests translate into geopolitical conflicts or cooperation.
Major General (Res.) Eitan Dangot is the President of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel. Since March 2019 Eitan Dangot has been serving as the head of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel. Previously, he served as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories from 2009-2014, identifying and implementing the Israeli Government’s civil policy in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Dangot has also served as a Military Secretary to the Minister of Defense (3 Ministers of Defense) Military Secretary for Lt. Gen. Res. Shaul Mofaz, MK Amir Peretz, Lt. Gen. Res. Ehud Barak, in addition to many other military positions since 1982.
Amir Foster is the Executive Director of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel. He previously worked as a Senior Energy Analyst in Israel’s financial market. In 2012 he established the “Foster Consultancy Group” that focuses on the energy sector in general and natural gas in particular. Among the company’s clients were gas companies, government ministries and various organizations from Israel and abroad. In 2016 Mr. Foster was appointed as the Head of Strategy and Research of at the Israeli Association of Oil & Gas Exploration Industries, and since 2019 he acts as the Executive Director. Amir holds an McS in Finance from Tel Aviv University.