The Georgia Department of Economic Development has named new representatives for the state’s trade offices in Brazil, Canada and Israel.

Jose Madeira, formerly a trade and investment officer for the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations in New York who held management positions for major steel manufacturers in Brazil, will represent Georgia out of the Sao Paulo office.

Gail Morris will be managing director of Georgia’s Canadian office in Toronto. She worked for 15 years in sales, senior account management and marketing with a large North American customs broker and logistics service provider. 

Dov Levanon and Ronen Kenan will be Georgia’s primary representatives in Tel Aviv. Mr. Levanon, new managing director of the office, has served in key executive positions at telecommunications and defense and security-related companies in Israel. Mr. Kenan, the new trade representative in Tel Aviv, has served in senior positions with public and private companies and was business development director for the Fairfax County, Va., economic development authority.

Georgia awards contracts for its international representatives through a competitive bidding process. The state also has representatives in South Korea, Japan, China, Mexico, Chile, Germany and the United Kingdom

The international representatives seek trade opportunities for Georgia companies, encourage foreign direct investment  here and promote the state’s tourism industry.

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