Owner and Chairman of the IDB Group
Mr. Nochi Dankner is the major shareholder and the Chairman of the IDB Group. Under Mr. Dankner's steering, IDB emerged as the leading business group in Israel and as a global top-tier player. Mr. Dankner has an active role in the IDB Group's portfolio companies. Mr. Dankner is the Chairman of the Boards of IDBH, IDBD, DIC and CII and serves as a director in private and public companies within the IDB Group.
Mr. Dankner is the founder and Chairman of the Ganden Group, which holds the controlling interest of IDB. In May 2003, Mr. Dankner led a consortium comprised of the Ganden Group together with the Manor and Livnat families, to acquire the majority interest in the IDB Group. Prior to founding the Ganden Group, Mr. Dankner served as a Director and Vice Chairman of Bank Hapoalim, the largest bank in Israel at the time.
Wholeheartedly committed to giving back to the community, Mr. Dankner serves as Chairman of the IDB Foundation and avidly guides its yearly contributions to organizations and projects that promote communities and individuals in the fields of education, welfare, health, culture, sports and the environment. Mr. Dankner also serves in key voluntary roles on management committees and boards of various non-profit organizations.
Known for his innovative and dedicated leadership in both business and community affairs, Mr. Dankner received the Israel Industrialists Association Award in recognition of his significant, steadfast efforts to strengthen the Israeli economy. Mr. Dankner was granted honorary citizenship from major cities and villages in Israel in gratitude for his activism on their behalf and his remarkable personal involvement.
In 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Bar Ilan University as an Outstanding Personality in recognition of his decisive contribution, as a leading entrepreneur and industrialist, to the growth of Israel’s economy, as well as for his outstanding community and social activity and his generous support to higher education of Israeli scientists.
Mr. Dankner holds a BA in Political Science and an LL.B. degree from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Dankner was born in 1954.