Ben-Ari Boukai, Washington, D.C.

Ben-Ari Boukai was raised in both Israel and Indiana and has been fascinated by global relations from an early age. He is an Assistant Director in EY’s Geostrategic Business Group, helping companies understand and manage the impact of geopolitics on business. Ben-Ari holds an M.S. in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Business degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He has previous experiences in the public and social sectors, including at the U.S. Department of State (Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs) and Milken Institute. He serves on the Network Board of itrek, supporting the organization’s efforts to introduce tomorrow’s leaders to Israel through peer-led experiences. He is an alumnus of the Jewish Agency’s Project TEN volunteer program in Gondar, Ethiopia, and of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Council (2011-2012). He is also involved with the Israel Policy Forum and American Jewish Committee. Ben-Ari is fluent in Hebrew and enjoys opportunities to explore additional languages.