Samuel Dresel was born in Uruguay and lives now in Israel, after being for 5 years in Panama City.
For nearly 15 years he has worked in the IT field. Now he is the Director for Spain & Latin America at Agritask, Ag-Tech company with a big Social Impact in the small growers arround the world.
Since the arrival of Hillel to Uruguay, Samuel has been involved in various capacities, such as running programs, acting as President of the student union and representing Hillel at various international conferences.
He was Executive Director of an organization that supports German Jews in Uruguay. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the new generation of CJL (Latin American Jewish Congress) in Uruguay and member from Israel of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps.
Samuel is also the Creator and General Director of the Shoah Project, which has received support from the Uruguayan government since 2008. Samuel is considered an excellent social and business entrepreneur who is concerned about growth in his community.
The Shoah Project began as an initiative by three young people who obtained the support of the Uruguayan government. The first exhibition took place in Montevideo in a hall donated by the municipality. After that, the project traveled to Brazil and Colombia. It received over 150,000 visitors and because of the project’s influence, schools have incorporated lessons of the Holocaust and tolerance into their curriculum. What makes this project innovative is the way it works in partnership with the government. It is also influential because of the unique way it promotes tolerance and co-existence for young people so that they can help make the world a better place.
Passionate about running marathons, soccer and traveling the world!