The Finance Committee on Monday unanimously approved Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein`s recommendation to appoint Albert Sacharovich as the new Director General of the Knesset.

The committee members congratulated Sacharovich, with Chairman MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) saying: ”You have some big shoes to fill, and I know you have no problem with that. We are pleased with your appointment. I congratulate you and know that you will be able to lead the Knesset`s administrative system forward.”

Albert Sacharovich appointed Knesset Director General; says will ”work tirelessly to upgrade the MKs` ability to serve the public”

Sacharovich will assume the post immediately in place of Ronen Plot, who served as Knesset Director General for the past three years and was elected as mayor of Nazareth Illit last week.

Sacharovich served as Speaker Edelstein`s chief of staff for the past seven years, at the Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs and in the Knesset. He holds a master`s degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, and has extensive knowledge of the Knesset`s work. Sacharovich is married with three children and resides in Ashdod.

”I wish to thank the members of the committee for placing their trust in me, and I also wish to thank the Speaker for his trust and the work we have done together throughout the years,” Sacharovich said. ”I will work tirelessly in order to upgrade the Knesset Members` ability to fulfill their public mission and serve the public through rich and diverse parliamentary work. We will continue to work towards making the Knesset`s work even more transparent to the public, upgrading the tools given to the Members of Knesset, and improving the parliament building`s appearance.”

Speaker Edelstein thanked Plot for ”three years of excellent work, during which he advanced numerous projects”, and said he was convinced Sacharovich ”is the right person for the job.”

Albert Sacharovich appointed Knesset Director General; says will ”work tirelessly to upgrade the MKs` ability to serve the public”