Ashkenazi lands high-paying job in oil-searching company

Former IDF chief of staff will become Chairman of Board of Directors at Shemen Industries.

November 7, 2011 10:48
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi speaks publicly for the first time on Wednesday.

Ashkenazi 311. (photo credit: Channel 10)

Former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Gabi Ashkenazi is set to take up a new executive post at an oil-searching company.

According to a statement released by Shemen Industries on Sunday, Ashkenazi will become the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the company.

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The Ashdod-based firm will pay Ashkenazi NIS 100,000 a month in return for his service as a strategic advisor. He will also be tasked with identifying business opportunities in oil and gas searches, and represent the company in a variety of forums.

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