|10th Mayor of Tel Aviv|
Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Roni Milo|
26 August 1944|
Hulda, Mandate Palestine
|Allegiance||State of Israel|
|Service/branch||Israeli Air Force|
|Years of service||1963–1989|
|Rank||Brigadier General (Tat Aluf)|
Ron Huldai (Hebrew: רון חולדאי; born 26 August 1944) is the current Mayor of Tel Aviv, since 1998. Before he entered his role as Tel Aviv mayor, Huldai served as a fighter pilot and a commander in the Israeli Air Force. After leaving the army as a brigadier general, he entered the business world and was later headmaster of the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium in Tel Aviv.
He was born in 1944 in Hulda (his surname is taken from the name of the kibbutz) to Polish immigrant parents who moved to Palestine from Łódź. He is a history graduate of Tel Aviv University, Auburn University at Montgomery, the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Military service and politics
In the course of his twenty-six years of military service in the Israeli Air Force (1963–1989), he served as a combat pilot and held several key senior command positions. As a brigadier general, he was in charge of the Air Force Pilots Training School. He also served as a coordinator of the government authorities and supervisor of civilian construction projects for the IAF.
Following his retirement from active duty in 1989, he entered the private sector. Three years later, he became headmaster of the prestigious Herzliya Hebrew High School and remained in office for six years.
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- "Mayor of the Month for March 2012: Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv". City Mayors. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- Somfalvi, Attila (2008-11-12). "Khenin Loses to Huldai, Promises to Continue Battle from Knesset". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- Igal Hai (29 October 2008). "Local Election 2008 / Khenin could force second round in TA elections". Haaretz. Retrieved 24 January 2014.