Attorney Gilead Sher is the founding senior partner in Gilead Sher & Co., Law Offices. Sher heads the Center for Applied Negotiations (CAN) and is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Sher was the Head of Bureau and Policy Coordinator of Israel’s former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. He served as Chief and co-Chief negotiator in 1999-2001 at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks, as well as in extensive rounds of covert negotiations. Throughout 12/1994-10/1995, under PM Ytzhak Rabin, Sher was a delegate to the 1994-5 Interim Agreement negotiations with the Palestinians. Sher holds the rank of colonel (res.), and is a former brigade commander and deputy division commander in the Armored Corps of the IDF, as well as a military judge.
Sher serves as chairman of the executive board and the board of trustees of Sapir Academic College, the largest public college in Israel. He is a former board member at The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, a former president of Israel Shotokan Karate Association (Fifth Dan), a former chairman of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem and a member of the Council for Peace and Security.