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SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: State of Israel


Jacob J. Lew is managing partner of Lindsay Goldberg LLC and a visiting professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. Among the highlights of his long and distinguished career in public service, Mr. Lew served as Secretary of the Treasury for President Obama and had broad responsibilities for economic diplomacy. In addition, he held positions as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and as Chief of Staff for the President. He also served earlier as OMB Director for President Clinton and, in both administrations, participated as a principal at the National Security Council. Earlier, as Special Assistant to President Clinton, he was one of the architects of the national service program, Americorps.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Lew served as managing director and chief operating officer for two Citigroup business units. Earlier he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of New York University and a professor of public administration in the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He currently chairs the board of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, is co-president of the board of the National Library of Israel USA, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He earned an A.B. degree from Harvard and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University. His long record of public service and leadership, and his broad understanding of diplomacy, public policy, and international economic development make him a well-qualified candidate to be the U.S. Ambassador to the State of Israel.

U.S. Department of State

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