Chairperson of the Board of Directors
The daughter of Michael Strauss, who passed on the managerial baton to her. Ofra received an LL.B from the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University in 1987, and became Area & Marketing Manager at Estee Lauder in New York. Upon her return to Israel in 1989, she filled various positions at Strauss, including Sales Division Manager and marketing Manager at Strauss Ice-Cream. In 1993 she became GM of Strauss Salads, and in 1996 was appointed CEO of Strauss. In 2001 she was appointed Chairperson of the Strauss-Elite Group. In 2000, Ofra won the Industry prize in the food category of the Manufacturers' Association of Israel.
Ofra also engages in various public activities: Chairperson, Babayit Beyachad project of the Jewish Agency; Board of Trustees member, the Jewish Agency; Chairperson, Ametz Lochem, Chairperson, Donations Apparatus, WIZO Israel.
One of Strauss Group's proprietors. Son of Michael Strauss. Adi began his career at Strauss in 1991, in parallel to his activity in a successful restaurant chain venture in the United States. In 1997, following the merger with Elite, he managed Elite Coffee and oversaw its HoReCa market activity in Amsterdam. Under his management, Strauss and Elite merged their HoReCa market activities between 2002-2003. He later became an independent proprietor, managing long-term investments and international real-estate acquisitions, and establishing restaurants and concept hotels. In 2009, Adi initiated the Achim (brothers) program with his family, which is designed to provide personal and professional support to children and soldiers under risk, and has been active in promoting and leveraging this program ever since.
Dr. Arie Ovadia
Has served as a member of the Board since 1997 and also serves as a director in several other companies, including Israel Discount Bank Ltd., The Phoenix Israel Insurance Company Ltd., Hadar Insurance Company; Mehadrin Ltd., Carmel Olpinim Ltd., Giron Ltd., Israel Petrochemical Works Ltd., and Destiny Investments Ltd. He holds a PhD in economics from the Wharton School, of the University of Pennsylvania.
Has served as a member of the Board since 1988 and also serves as chairman of the public management of the New Fund for Movies and Television. He holds a Bachelors degree in law from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Has served as a member of the Board since 1997 and is the director responsible for Max Brenner. He also serves as a director in Solgod Communications, Macabbi Holdings Ltd., and SP Netherlands NV. He holds a Bachelors degree in economics and accounting and a Masters degree in business management from Tel Aviv University.
Has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. He holds a bachelor degree in arts, television and cinema (B.F.A.) from Tel Aviv University.
Has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2003 and also serves as a director in several other companies, including Strauss Elite Holdings Ltd., Strauss Investments (1993) Ltd., Sagiel Investments Ltd., Rav Etgar Ltd., Gibor Real Estate Ltd., Garbey Gibor Sport Alpha Ltd., Yarden Investments Ltd., EMS Electronics Ltd., Bank Investech (Israel) Ltd., Aden Ltd., and Technology & Trade Ltd. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and management, and a Masters degree in economics from the Technion University in Haifa.
Served as Joint-CEO of IDB Development Ltd, chairperson of Supersol Ltd and Director of the First International Bank. Currently serves as Director of Paz oil company Ltd and more.
Is CEO of Israel Chemicals, Chairman of the Israeli Public Companies Association, Chairman of the Friends of Soroka Medical Center and board member of several other organizations.
Professor Dafna Schwartz
Is a faculty member at the Department of Business Administration, Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management, Ben Gurion University: Head of the MBA area (Magama) in Entrepreneurship and High-Tech Management and Director of the Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship and Hi-tech Management. She is an economic consultant in Israel and abroad and has experience as a board member of many leading Israeli corporations. She holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is Prior to joining the University, she was Director General of the Development Study Center.
Dr. Michael Anghel
Owned a private investment company, is a Board member in Partner, Syneron Medical Ltd. and more.
Former President and CEO of Bank Leumi, after having served as the bank's deputy CEO. Ms. Maor began her professional career at the Bank of Israel, where she held a number of executive positions. Over the years she contributed to several diverse committees on issues relating to legislation, financial structures and reporting in the capital market, and the Israeli banking system.
Ms. Maor has received honorary degrees from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Ben-Gurion University and Bar Ilan University. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University in 1964, and an MBA from the Hebrew University in 1967.
Ms. Maor meets the accounting and financial expertise criteria prescribed in the relevant rules and regulations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the stock exchange.