Former CEO of Teva pharmaceuticals Eli Hurvitz died of cancer at the age of 79 Monday night at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.
Having served as the company's CEO and Chairman, Hurvitz retired for medical reasons in 2009.
After learning of his death, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said of Hurvitz: "He was among the great manufacturers to arise in the state of Israel."
"There was no better ambassador for Israeli entrepreneurship and spirit," Netanyahu concluded.
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