MS. OFRA STRAUSS

Ofra Strauss (LLB, Tel-Aviv University) is one of Israel’s business leaders, serving as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Strauss Group.
Israel's largest Food and Beverage Company, Strauss Group also operates in over 20 countries with around 14,000 employees worldwide. In the past eight years the Group has consistently achieved growth, generating approximately ~$1.96B in sales in 2015, of which over 50% was generated by international activities that took place in Brazil, North America, CEE, the UK and China. Strauss Group is comprised of five core business units: Strauss Israel, Strauss Coffee, Sabra-Obela Fresh Dips and Spreads, Max Brenner and Strauss Water (which is active in Israel, the UK and China).
Ms. Strauss has served in several positions in the Group including CEO, CEO of Dips and Spreads in Israel and Marketing Manager of the Ice-Cream Company. She has also held positions in Estée Lauder International (Sales and Marketing) and on the Supervisory Board of Royal Numico NY.
For decades Ms. Strauss has promoted social responsibility in Israel.
In recent years she has focused on Corporate Governance, Diversity and Inclusion and highlighting women's empowerment. She Chairs the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce and is also the President and Chairperson of the Jasmine organization, an association of Arab and Jewish female entrepreneurs and is a member of the Boards (Governors and Executive) of the Jewish Agency for Israel. She founded Catalyst Israel promoting women in business and chaired the Ma'ala organization promoting corporate citizenship and social responsibility as well as the WIZO Israel Fundraising Campaign.