Mr. Ovadia Eli
Member of the Board since 2011
Ovadia Eli has been serving as a Director since August 2011. Mr. Eli is Chairman of Israel Airports Authority, a position he has held since 2006, and a director of Zim Integrated Shipping Lines, as well as Chairman of I.C.P.I. Prior thereto, Mr. Eli served a member of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament from 1984 to 1996, where he was also Deputy Speaker, and Deputy Defense Minister of the State of Israel from 1991 to 1992. After leaving the Knesset, he was Active Chairman of Oil Refineries Ltd. from 1996 to 2003, and Chairman of Israel Military Industries from 2005 to 2006. Prior to serving in the Knesset, Mr. Eli headed Israel’s school system in the north, and was also Mayor of Afula, a city in Northern Israel. Mr. Eli serves as a member of the Board of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Yad Ben Tzvi Institute and director of Amidar Housing Company. He received a BA from the University of Haifa.