Postal Company director-general Hochman to step down

October 14, 2010 05:24

A search committee will look for a replacement as Hochman is set to leave after five years at top position.

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Israel Post office.

Israel Post 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post)

Israel Postal Company director-general Avi Hochman informed Communications Minister MK Moshe Kahlon and board chairman Sasi Shilo on Wednesday that he intended to step down soon after five years in the post.

Hochman began as a young economist in the Communications Ministry. Prior to 2005, he worked for the Postal Authority, which was deficit-ridden due to the burden of paying state pensions to workers. A few months before the Postal Authority turned into the state company, Hochman became its director-general.

The company has since turned into a successful one with annual profits of tens of millions of shekels. He also built and renovated postal branches, opened shops, increased efficiency and comfort and offered a much wider variety of services.

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Both Kahlon and Shilo praised Hochman and thanked him for his efforts that created a revolution in postal services.

The 54-year-old Hochman, married and the father of four with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, lives in Ra’anana.

A search committee will look for a replacement.

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