Our board members

Strauss Coffee conducts its operations in accordance with internationally accepted principles of good governance and best practice, with our Board of Directors setting and overseeing the principles, values and strategies that guide our management and employees.

Ofra Strauss
Chairperson of the Board, Strauss Group
Ofra Strauss
Chairperson of the Board, Strauss Group

Ofra Strauss is the third generation of Strauss family leadership. She completed her studies at the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University in 1987. After serving as a regional manager at Estée Lauder in New York, Ofra returned to Israel, and since 1989 has held a variety of positions in the Group. She has served as Chair since 2001. In addition to her job in the Company Ofra holds a number of public positions: President of Jasmine – Jewish-Arab Businesswomen’s Association; Chair of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. Since 2003 she has been ranked in 42nd and 47th place in Fortune’s List of Most Powerful Women in Business, and in 2009 and 2010 she was ranked 12th and 16th in the Financial Times’ list of the Top 50 Women in World Business.

Giora Bardea
President and CEO of Strauss Group
Giora Bardea
President and CEO of Strauss Group

Born: 1953
Education: Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Harvard University (2000); B.A., Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University (1984).
Previous Positions: Deputy CEO, Strauss Group (2014-2018); CEO Strauss North America (2007-2014); CEO Strauss Israel (2003-2007); CEO Elite Israel (2001-2003); GM Elite Sales & Logistics 1996-2000); GM Kfar Hamaccabia (1993-1996); HR Manager, Tadiran (1981-1991).

Public and social activity: Vice Chairman, Maccabi World Union; member of the Public Council, Beit Noam; Chairman of the Management Committee, ERAN emotional first aid service.

Shahar Florence
EVP & CFO, Strauss Group
Shahar Florence
EVP & CFO, Strauss Group

Born: 1965 Education: Certified Public Accountant; B.A. in Economics and Accountancy, Deans’ List in Accountancy, Tel Aviv University. Previous Positions: CEO Starhome (2001-2008); CFO Starhome (1999-2001); CFO Promedico (1999); CFO Lannet (1998); Controller, Lannet (1996-1997); Financial Consultant, Somekh Chaikin (1992-1995); CPA, Shahak & Co. (1991).

Nurit Tal Shamir
SVP HR, Strauss Group
Nurit Tal Shamir
SVP HR, Strauss Group

Born: 1964 Education: B.A. in Educational Psychology and Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.Sc. in Behavioral Science, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Previous Positions: VP Human Resources, Strauss-Elite (2004-2007); VP Human Resources, Strauss Fresh Foods (2000-2003); Human Resources Manager, Strauss Dairy (1996-1999); Human Resources Manager, Clalit Health Services (1991-1996).