Experts

Rolling into the future

A Q&A with Shlomo Shmeltzer, chairman of the board for Shlomo Sixt Group and Honorary President of the Paralympic Sports Association in Israel.

Shlomo Shmeltzer
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Shlomo Shmeltzer is widely considered to be one of Israel’s leading businessmen.
He heads the Sixt Automotive Group, the largest automotive group of his kind in Israel. In addition to leading Sixt, Mr. Shmeltzer serves in several capacities as the controlling shareholder in Israel Shipyards, one of the largest privately owned shipyards in the middle east, as well as the Chairman of Afcon Industries, one of the biggest industrial groups in Israel. Mr Shmeltzer has always been at the forefront of Israeli sport, serving as the Honorary President of the Paralympic Sports Association in Israel. Sixt, in addition to being the official car rental sponsor of the 19th Maccabiah Games, are the primary sponsors of Hapoel Tel Aviv football club, having previously sponsored Maccabi Netanya.


1. How will the addition of the Paralympic events enhance the Maccabiah Games?



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