In February 2017, Mr. Avi Fischer was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mashav and Nesher. Since 2012 Mr. Fisher has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Nesher and Taavura.
He also serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clal Industries Ltd., the parent company of Mashav and Nesher.
Mr. Fischer has close to thirty years of experience in the business sector, and in addition to his position with Mashav, he holds the following positions with companies in the Clal Industries Group: Chairman of Clal Biotechnology and Co-Chairman of Infinity Israeli-Chinese Fund. In addition, he is Chairman of ClalTech – Clal Industries high-tech arm and Clal Energy.
Mr. Fischer is a founding partner of Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co., a leading Israeli law firm, and through 2003 was the managing partner of the firm. He earned his LLB from Tel Aviv University and from 1983-1989 he was a faculty member at the Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law.
Beyond his positions in the business sector, Mr. Fischer is a member of social organizations and associations such as: Member of the Board of Directors, The Israel Democracy Institute; Member of the Association of Friends of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; Co-Chairman of MATAN – Investing In The Community; Member of the Board of Trustees, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University; Member of the Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University; Member of the Executive Committee of the Batya and Isachar Fischer Center for Corporate Governance at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law.
Fischer is a Lieutenant Colonel (res.) in the Armored Corps, and he serves as President of Adopt a Soldier – the flagship project for adoption of combat units run by the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers.
Moshe Kaplinsky (Gen. Res.) was appointed CEO of Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises on January 2013. He previously served as CEO of Better Place Israel for five years.
Mr. Kaplinsky joined the business world after serving in the IDF for 32 years in senior command and administrative positions, including military secretary to the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Head of the IDF’s Central Command, and Deputy Chief of Staff. He retired from the army in 2007 with the rank of General.
He holds a BA degree in economics and business management from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA (summa cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.