Who is Shimon Sheves ?
Is There Life After Politics? Ask Shimon Sheves
After decades of public service and a distinguished political career, Shimon Sheves continues to make a significant contribution, this time on a global scale, as co-owner and co-founder of preeminent strategic consulting firm RSLB.
Politics, Election Success, and Life as a Politician in Israel
Sheves started his career working under then Defense Minister, Yitzhak Rabin. He showed his diligence and innovation, serving in varied positions within the ministry which led to Rabin’s decision to appoint him as his personal assistant and chief advisor. He led teams that were responsible for the administration and planning of the Jewish West Bank settlements and in expanding infrastructure within the region. The work completed by Sheves in bringing economic growth and sustainable development to key regions is generally considered to be a fundamental foundation in the overall economic stability of the region and the country.
In 1992, in the run-up to one of the most hotly contested general elections in Israel, Shimon Sheves was appointed Campaign Manager for Yitzhak Rabin and the Labor Party. Sweeping to victory with the first clear and significant majority in the Knesset in 25 years, Rabin made Sheves his Chief of Staff and General Director, recognizing not only his achievement and dedication to Israel over the years, but also a shared vision for the future of Israel.
Leaving Politics for an International Career
Leaving the political arena after the assassination of Rabin in 1995, Shimon Sheves embraced his calling in the private sector, bringing his flair, attention to detail, and political experience to the creation of RSLB, an international strategic consultancy based in Washington DC. RSLB brings together a team of experts, including entrepreneur Gil Berger, the former Israeli defense Force Chief of Staff Amnon Shahak, and Yuval Rabin. The core focus of RSLB is to provide strategy and management advice to politicians around the globe. The team also works with established businesses in Israel and the world, providing business insights and financial consulting services. he has served as a crucial political advisor to prime ministers from Romania.
Cyber Industry and New Markets
Shimon continues to expand his expertise working in the cyber industry in different countries and with established institutions in the field. The growth of the cyber industry in Israel, and the skills and products developed by Israeli entrepreneurs is a large part of RSLB’s work in the US. He also works with real estate enterprises, focusing on emerging markets, notably the hospitality and hotel industry, in both Africa, and more recently Brazil.
He is committed to using his life of public service to help young nations, politicians, and entrepreneurs grow and expand while ensuring sustainability at all times.
Shimon Sheves divides his time between the US and Israel. His work in Israel is largely philanthropic. He is a passionate, and outspoken advocate for the rights of the disabled and a supporter of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv.