Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Konnect

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Hemdat Sagi served as the Commercial Attaché and head of the Economic and Trade mission at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin between February 2012 until August 2016.

In this position, Hemdat was responsible for enhancing and maintaining the business and trade relations between Israel and Germany, as part of a global network of Commercial Attachés operated by the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry.

Her department, with the support of 6 trade officers under her management, promoted investments in both countries, encouraged Israeli exports to Germany and fostered joint ventures between German and Israeli start-ups and companies. In addition, Hemdat organized numerous matchmaking events in cross-business sectors and advanced opportunities for cooperation in innovation initiatives and commercial R&D projects.

In her previous position at the Israeli Ministry of Economy, Hemdat was director of the India- China fund, a $25 million budget program, aimed to expand and diversify the Israeli export to India and China by providing a fund of up to 2.5 million NIS for Israeli companies who wished to establish a marketing representative office in these fast-growing markets.

Prior to entering the Ministry, between the years 2005 and 2008, Hemdat was a parliamentary assistant to two members of Knesset, advising on governmental, legislation, political and media issues. During that time, Hemdat was selected to take part at several delegations of Parliamentary Assistants and young Palestinian leaders which included mutual discussion over the regional conflict and the peace process.

Between 2003 and 2004 Hemdat worked as a legal intern at the criminal department in the Attorney General’s office, Ministry of Justice.

Hemdat holds two law degrees (LL.B, LL.M) from Bar Ilan University and received her license to practice law at the year 2004.

Hemdat is passionate about bringing old and new economies together and to integrate Innovation and disruptive ideas and technologies in businesses, with a special focus on the complimentary German and Israeli economies and startups scenes.