Azura Consulting: Appointment of Chief Executive Officer Eli Avidar
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Azura Consulting: Appointment of Chief Executive Officer Eli Avidar PR Newswire LONDON, June 8, 2012 LONDON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Gertler welcomes the appointment of Eli Avidar: "We are happy to welcome Eli Avidar.

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Azura Consulting: Appointment of Chief
Executive Officer Eli Avidar
PR Newswire
LONDON, June 8, 2012
LONDON
,
June 8, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Dan Gertler welcomes the appointment of Eli Avidar: "We are happy
to welcome Eli Avidar. He brings with him leadership, vision and
abilities to face challenges ahead of us in the future."
Azura Consulting, the company providing consultancy services for the
management of mining assets in in
Africa
, including the
Democratic Republic of
Congo
, owned by Mr. Dan Gertler, today announces the appointment of Mr. Eli
Avidar as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Avidar is currently the Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Institute
Group of Companies, and a former Israeli diplomat, having headed the Israeli
mission in the Emirate of
Qatar
and serving as Consul-General in
Hong Kong
,
following his work leading a number of diplomatic initiatives.
In addition to his appointment with the Azura Consulting, Avidar will serve as
the Deputy Chairman of the Gertler Foundation, a charity engaged in education
and social welfare projects throughout the world.
Dan Gertler, President of Azura Consulting, said:
"We are happy to welcome Eli Avidar. He brings with him leadership, vision and
abilities to face challenges ahead of us in the future."
Eli Avidar, CEO of the Azura Consulting, said:
"We live in challenging times, standing at a crossroads in the cycle of history. In
less than 40 years the population of the world will reach 10 billion people and
there is an enormous priority to plan ahead so that we don't overstretch our
resources.
"I am happy to join
Azura Consulting
, especially because it has a key role to
play in the field of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the
continent of Africa as well as internationally."
Notes to Editors
Eli Avidar - Full Biography
Eli Avidar was born in
Alexandria, Egypt
in 1964 and graduated from university
in
Jerusalem
with a B.A. in
Middle East
and General Studies, and, in 2009,
completed his M.A. degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the Tel Aviv University.
In 1998, Avidar was appointed as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Director-General
of the Foreign Ministry, and, in 1999, as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Ariel Sharon.
From 2001-2005, he was Consul-General of
Israel
in
Hong Kong
, promoting
Israeli exports and the Israeli business presence in
Hong Kong
.
In 2006, after returning to
Jerusalem
, Avidar was given the responsibility for
humanitarian and economic contacts with the Palestinian Authority within the
Middle East Economic Division of the Foreign Ministry.
In
October 2006
, Mr. Avidar was Managing Director of the Israel Diamond
Institute.
In 2008, Avidar founded, and is the head of, The Smart Middle East Forum and
became Chairman of The Leadership Empowerment Society in 2010.
In
May 2012
Avidar was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Gertler Foundation.