onsul Omer Chechek-Katz was appointed to his post at the Consulate General of Israel in Houston in August of 2017.

Consul Chechek-Katz brings to the Houston Consulate over a decade of experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem for over a decade. During his tenure with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as the Head of Threat Detection Branch, Head of Special Operations in Security and Infrastructure, and as Deputy for the Logistics and Security System Department.

Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consul Chechek-Katz worked in the security division of Israeli airline, El Al, in Amsterdam, Netherlands after his service in the army where he specialized in electronic warfare.

Consul Chechek-Katz holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

He is married to Libi Katz and together they have three daughters and a son.