Maurice Ostroff

Maurice Ostroff holds a masters degree in industrial engineering, a B.Sc. (pure science) degree in mathematics and physics and a B.Sc. (Engineering) degree in electrical engineering. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Administration and Commerce of South Africa where he was the Group Administrative Director of Morlite Holdings Limited, an industrial conglomerate listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He is a former chairman of the South African Technion Society, the South African Stainless Steel Sanitaryware Manufacturers Association and President of the Federation of Sanitaryware and Hardware Merchants Associations of South Africa, which body elected him as honorary life vice-president.

On immigrating to Israel Mr. Ostroff was appointed managing director of Orbit Medicenters Limited, the company which initiated and brought to fruition, the Herzliya Medical Center, serving in that capacity from 1981 to 1985. He was also a member of the team which motivated and created Beth Protea and continues to serve as a member of the "chevra". He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a former chairman of the Israel-South Africa Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Ostroff served in the IDF as a machal volunteer in the 1948 War of Independence. He was part of a small team which constructed the very first radar in Israel from bits and pieces and he subsequently commanded the first mobile radar station. He continues to play an active part in PR for Israel and contributes occasional articles to the media in Israel and abroad. Now semi retired, he continues to be engaged as a director Acrotrade (Israel) Limited, a consulting company.

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