Simona Halperin

Representative, The Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (ISECO)

Representative Simona Halperin heads the Israel Economics and Cultural Office in Taipei since August 2010.


She was born in Riga, Latvia in 1969, and lived in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) until repatriating to Israel with her mother, in 1976.


She’s married to Tsafrir Halperin, and they have 5 children – three boys and two girls.


Before joining the Diplomatic Service in 1993, Representative Halperin completed her BA in Economics & business administration, and her compulsory military service (serving as the economics and budget officer in the education corps).


Simona Halperin received her MA degree in Law and Public administration (with honors) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


With over 20 years of experience in the diplomatic service, representative Halperin has served as deputy ambassador in Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea, as counselor to the European Parliament at the Israeli Mission to the EU, and as a director of the International Organizations and Human Rights Department at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Representative Halperin was awarded “Excellent Employee (Excellent Team)” award – both in 1998 (at the Israeli Embassy in Korea) and in 2000 (for her part in the management of the visit to Israel of Pope John Paul the 2nd).


Representative Halperin speaks Hebrew, English, Russian and basic French.

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