Eli Hurvitz

Eli Hurvitz was born in Jerusalem in 1932. A graduate of the Hebrew University, in 1976 he helped to merge three companies into Teva Pharmecuticals. As president and chief executive officer for the next quarter century, he guided Teva to become the world’s largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals. Before passing away in 2011, he also led Israel’s Bank Leumi and the Israel Democracy Institute.