Zion Balas is the Chief Executive Officer of Strauss Israel, the country’s leading food and beverages manufacturer. Zion, 52, is married and the father of three, lives in northern Israel, and holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he graduated with honors. Mr. Balas has served as CEO since 2009, leading an organization with over 5,000 employees and a broad product portfolio that includes salty snacks, confectionery, dairy products, coffee and fresh foods, and involves extensive logistics activities.
Mr. Balas formerly held a number of positions in Strauss Group, including CEO of Strauss Israel’s Sales Division, CEO of Strauss-Elite Israel’s AFH (“Away From Home”) operation, CEO of Strauss Fresh Foods, Vice President of Operations at Strauss, and Logistics Manager at Strauss Dairies.
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