Management

Gadi Lesin

Gadi Lesin

President & CEO, Strauss Group

Year of birth: 1967
Education: CEO Workshop at Harvard Business School (2009); MBA with distinction, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva (96-99); BA Business Administration, Marketing & Financing specialization, College of Management, Tel Aviv. (91-95)
Current position: President and CEO, Strauss Group.
Previous positions: CEO Strauss Israel (08-09); CEO Sabra (06-07); CEO Strauss Dairies (03-06); Sales & Distribution division manager, Strauss Fresh Foods (99-03) Private market and national distribution (96-99); Salads division manager, Tel Aviv marketing, sales & logistics division (94-96); National sales manager, salads department, Tel Aviv marketing (93-94); Marketing Manager, Omri Advertising(91-93).

Public Office, Present: Chairman, The National Foundation for Social Change ; Member in The Industrialists Council.

Community Involvement:

Chairman, The Industrialists Council (13-14)

Chairman, Israel Food Industries Association (10-13)

Director, Shoval Organization, Israel (non-profit) (11-13)

Giora Bardea

Giora Bardea

Deputy CEO Strauss Group

Born: 1953

Education: Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Harvard University (2000); B.A., Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University (1984).
Previous Positions: CEO Strauss Israel (2003-2007); CEO Elite Israel (2001-2003); GM Elite Sales & Logistics 1996-2000); GM Kfar Hamaccabia (1993-1996); HR Manager, Tadiran (1981-1991).

Public and social activity: Vice Chairman, Maccabi World Union; member of the Public Council, Beit Noam; Chairman of the Management Committee, ERAN emotional first aid service.

Shahar Florence

Shahar Florence

EVP & CFO, Strauss Group

 

Born: 1965
Education: Certified Public Accountant; B.A. in Economics and Accountancy, Deans’ List in Accountancy, Tel Aviv University.
Previous Positions: CEO Starhome (2001-2008); CFO Starhome (1999-2001); CFO Promedico (1999); CFO Lannet (1998); Controller, Lannet (1996-1997); Financial Consultant, Somekh Chaikin (1992-1995); CPA, Shahak & Co. (1991).

Nurit Tal Shamir

Nurit Tal Shamir

SVP HR, Strauss Group

 

Born: 1964
Education: B.A. in Educational Psychology and Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.Sc. in Behavioral Science, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Previous Positions: VP Human Resources, Strauss-Elite (2004-2007); VP Human Resources, Strauss Fresh Foods (2000-2003); Human Resources Manager, Strauss Dairy (1996-1999); Human Resources Manager, Clalit Health Services (1991-1996).

Michael Avner

Michael Avner

EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary, Strauss Group

 

Born: 1955
Education: LLB, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, advocate and notary.
Previous Positions: Attorney in a Washington DC law firm, USA (1992-1989); Advocate in a Tel Aviv law firm (1983-1988).

Membership in Organizations: Board of Governors, University of Haifa; Founder of Avner Young Ambassadors Program at the Reali High School, Haifa and Chairman of the Business Forum on Prevention of Bribery and Corruption.

Companies' CEOs

Zion Balas

Zion Balas

CEO Strauss Israel

 

Born: 1964
Education: BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, graduated with honors (1991).

Previous Positions: CEO Sales Division, Strauss Israel (2006-2009); CEO Away From Home (AFH) Consumption Category, Strauss-Elite Israel (2005-2006); CEO Sales Division, Strauss Fresh Foods (2003-2004); VP Operations Strauss (2000-2003); Logistics Manager, Strauss Dairy (1998-2000); Production Manager, Strauss Dairy (1994-1996); Concrete Plant Manager, Pioneer (1991-1993).

Tomer Harpaz

Tomer Harpaz

CEO Strauss Coffee B.V.

 

Born: 1973
Education: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, University of Hull London, UK (2000); LLB with honors, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (1998).
Previous Positions: EVP, Strategy and Business Development, Strauss Group (2010-2014); CEO, ARA Minerals (2006-2009); Co-founder and Chairman, re:bar Ltd. (2006-2010); CEO, P.O.C. Management Consulting (2003-2006).

Ronen Zohar

Ronen Zohar

CEO Strauss Water

 

Born: 1960
Education: BSc in Food Science, Jerusalem University, Jerusalem, Israel (1986).

Previous positions: CEO, Sabra Dipping Company (2007-2014); CEO, Strauss Dairies (2006-2007); CEO, Strauss Frito-Lay Israel (2000-2005); VP Sales, Strauss Frito-Lay (1998-2000); VP Operations, Strauss Frito-Lay (1993-1998).

Tal (Shali) Shalit-Shoval

Tal (Shali) Shalit-Shoval

CEO Sabra Obela Co.

 

Born: 1959
Education: BSc, Industrial & Management Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University (1984); M.A. Philosophy, Tel Aviv University (2009)
Previous Positions: CMO, Sabra Obela Company (2013-2014); CEO Strauss Frito-Lay (Salty Snacks) (2009-2013); Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Strauss Group (2005-2007); GM, Elite Coffee Israel (2001-2004); Plant & Industrial Manager, Excella Confectionary, Lyon, France (1997-2000); Marketing Manager, Elite Confectionary (1994-1997); Category Manager, Elite Confectionary (1991-1994)