Deputy Chief Of Mission - Embassy Of Israel In The Philippines
Ms. Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov assumed her position as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Manila in October 2017. Ms. Rachinsky-Spivakov joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2011 where she was assigned as a Desk Officer at the Political Planning Division. She forms part of a team that formulates Israel’s foreign policies and develops various methodologies for strategic planning. She joined the Ministry’s cadetship training program in 2014. Immediately after the training course, Ms. Rachinsky-Spivakov took her first diplomatic post as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of Israel in Minsk, Belarus. Eventually, she was appointed as the Chargé d’affaires handling the political, cultural, consular and administrative affairs of the Embassy.
During her military services, Ms. Rachinsky-Spivakov held a rank of Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces. She lent her specialty to the IDF between 2005 until 2011 as an officer in one of its research units. Ms. Rachinsky-Spivakov took Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies and Politics & Government at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
In 2005, she graduated with Excellency. She then furthers her studies and earned her Master’s degree in Middle East and Islamic Studies specializing in Persian middle-age poetry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she graduated in 2010 with Excellency. She is fluent in five languages including Hebrew, English, Russian, French and German. Ms. Yulia is married to Alex Spivakov and together, they have three children; Adam, Sofia and Stefan.