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Avi Gabai

Avi Gabai
File:Avi Gabai.jpg
Date of birth (1967-02-22) 22 February 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Ministerial roles
2015– Minister of Environmental Protection

Avi Gabai (Hebrew: אבי גבאי‎, born 22 February 1967) is an Israeli politician. A member of Kulanu, he currently serves as Minister of Environmental Protection.

Biography

Born in the Baka neighbourhood of Jerusalem. During his IDF national service he was in the Intelligence Corps. After leaving the army he began studying for a BA in economics, later gaining an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He worked for four and half years in the Ministry of Finance, before joining Bezeq, initially as an assistant to CEO Ami Erel, later becoming VP of Human Resources. In 2003 he became CEO of Bezeq International, and went onto become CEO of Bezeq in 2006,[1] a position he held until leaving the company in 2013.

Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections he was amongst the founders of the new Kulanu party.[2] Despite not being elected to the Knesset, he was appointed Minister of Environmental Protection.[3]

Gabai lives in Tel Aviv, and is married with three children.

References

  1. ^ Suddenly, Bezeq CEO stepping down Haaretz, 21 January 2013
  2. ^ Kahlon officially registers new Kulanu party The Jerusalem Post, 12 December 2014
  3. ^ Who’s who in Netanyahu’s 2015 government Times of Israel, 15 May 2015

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