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Ofra Strauss

Chair, Strauss Group

Ofra Strauss is Chairperson of the Strauss Group.

Strauss Group is Israel’s second largest Food and Beverage Company, and operates in over 20 countries with around 14,000 employees worldwide. Strauss Group is comprised of four core business units: Strauss Israel, Strauss Coffee, Sabra‐Obela Fresh Dips and Spreads, and Strauss Water.

Prior to assuming the Chairperson role in 2001, Ms. Strauss served in several executive positions in the Group. She also held positions in Estée Lauder International and on the Supervisory Board of Royal Numico.

For decades Ms. Strauss has taken an active role in social affairs. In recent years, she has focused on corporate governance, diversity and inclusion and highlighting women’s empowerment. Ms. Strauss served as Chairwoman of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce until June 2018 and up until late 2017 she also chaired Jasmine, an association of Arab and Jewish female entrepreneurs. Ms. Strauss has been a member of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, she founded Catalyst Israel an organization focused on promoting women in business, and chaired the Maala organization which promotes corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

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