The Israeli billionaire Yossi Maiman He passed away today (Saturday) at the age of 75. The date of his funeral is not yet known. Maiman was born in a DP camp in Germany to Holocaust survivor parents from Poland, and grew up in Peru, where his family immigrated as a child. He studied for a bachelor’s degree in economics at El Paso University in Texas and a master’s degree at Cornell University in New York. After graduating from the United States, he returned to Peru.
Maiman worked for the oil company Exxon Movil and Citibank, and in 1971 immigrated to Israel. From his first marriage to Miriam, an architect, Maiman has three children: Ohad, Yoav, and the TV wife and left-wing activist Noa Maiman. In 2006, he married lawyer Halit Ben-Israel, and lived in Herzliya Pituach.
In 1975, he founded Merhav, a company that develops, finances and manages projects in agriculture, communications, transportation, gas and oil. He served as chairman and board of directors of the company, which included Dr. Nimrod Novik, a former adviser to Shimon Peres, and Shabtai Shavit, a former head of the Mossad.
He was also chairman of the board and president and CEO of Ampal – American Israel Corporation, through the companies Merhav and Ampal, which controlled 20.5% of the Egyptian gas supplier EMG. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Channel 10. In addition, he served as Honorary Consul of Turkmenistan and until 2015 also served as Honorary Consul of Peru in Israel.
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