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Dan Abouav

Board Member

A Jew who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist.

David Ben Gurion

Why J Leaders?

The Jewish people are a small percentage of the global community. While statistically negligible in numbers, the achievements of the Jewish people over the years, as individuals, a community and as a people were monumental. We have Jewish leaders, inventors, and innovators in all fields. Great leaders with great dreams and incredible achievements. But as generations pass, it seems that the glue that bound the jewish people together as a people is losing its grip and as we integrate in the communities in which we live, the trend to disengage and the opportunity to assimilate is greater than ever. Today, the need to reach out to our young adults, engage them and direct them towards a successful and meaningful life as part of the global jewish community is greater than ever. J Leaders with its leadership academy is a significant milestone in this important journey.


Dan is a retired executive with extensive experience in corporate dynamics. He worked in the high-tech industry since 1970 and spent most of his career at Hewlett Packard in technical and customer-facing positions delivering innovative state of the art computing solutions and services.

In 2005, Dan joined HP’s Corporate Human Resources organization as the VP of Global Delivery where he helped lead the HR transformation that included technology upgrades, operational efficiency, a high-quality service delivery model and a leaner cost structure. He led a team of 300+ HR professionals and 400+ offshore employees that delivered HR services to 320,000 employees.

Since retiring from HP, Dan has been busy consulting with companies on business optimization, operational success and business development. He was one of the founding members of the Jewish High Tech Community Mentorship Program. In his spare time Dan enjoys photography, nature, and spending time with his family.