Aaron Jacob has been associate director of International Affairs for AJC since 2002. Immediately prior to this position, he served as Israel's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from 1998 to 2002. In this capacity, he worked closely with AJC and the Jewish community on UN-related activities, in particular, AJC's campaign to gain acceptance of Israel in one of the five regional groups at the UN. The effort resulted in temporary membership in the Western Europe and Others Group (WEOG) in New York, a landmark for Israel's ongoing struggle to be treated fairly as a UN member.
Born in Mumbai (Bombay), India, Ambassador Jacob immigrated to Israel with his family in 1957. A graduate of Ben-Gurion University who completed advanced studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he began his career with the Israel Foreign Service in 1977.
He served three tours at the Israeli Mission to the UN in New York, in addition to other diplomatic assignments.
He has received awards such as "Exceptional Diplomat in the Foreign Service" and the "Director General's Prize for Excellence" from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.