- Ravit Barniv, former Chairperson of the Housing and Construction Group, was appointed Chairperson of Tnuva this evening. Barniv replaces Dr. Shmuel Even, who served as temporary Chairman of the Group for the past ten months. Dr. Even will conclude his term of office in Tnuva's Management Committee at the end of the term of five years as planned.
Ravit Barniv brings to Tnuva many years of experience in managing large and diverse systems. In the last five years, she served as Chairperson of the Housing and Construction Group, during which time she put together the main growth engines of the group: entry into new countries in the Group's infrastructure operations, real estate in Israel and abroad, renewable energy and water treatment and more. She previously served as CEO of NetVision, which she led to an IPO on the Stock Exchange and a merger with 013 Barak.
Dr. Shmuel Even completed a relatively short period of term of office as Chairman, but during this time the Group has come a long way and met its business goals. Meanwhile, the Management Committee - in intensive work by its staff – made a series of important decisions for the future of the Group, such as the decision on the establishment of a modern dairy at Tel Yosef with an investment of NIS 340 million, to the benefit also of farmers in the Galilee area.
Even thanked CEO Arik Schor, the managers and employees for their excellent work, and Apax Partners and Mivtach-Shamir, who elected him previously. He wished Ravit Barniv great success and continued prosperity to the Tnuva Group.