Sam Grundwerg was appointed Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April 2016, and assumed the post in August 2016. Mr. Grundwerg is the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Southwestern United States.
Mr. Grundwerg previously served as Director General in Israel for the World Jewish Congress (WJC), an international organization representing Jewish communities in over 100 countries to governments, parliaments and other international organizations. Consul General Grundwerg also worked as an attorney at a major international law firm in the United States and held positions in the fields of law and finance in the U.S. and Israel. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Business, as well as an undergraduate degree from Bar Ilan University. In Israel, he served as a combat soldier in the IDF armored corps, and later in the IDF reserves as a casualty officer.