Nochi Dankner

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Nochi Dankner (Hebrew: נוחי דנקנר‎; born 13 November 1954) is an Israeli businessman and investor. He was the controlling shareholder of the IDB Group.[1] Dankner is also the founder and chairman of the Ganden Group, and a board member of the Jewish Agency for Israel.[2]

Nochi Dankner was born in Tel Aviv. He is the son of Goldie and Yitzhak Dankner, one of six brothers who founded Dankner Investments. After military service in the Israel Air Force, Dankner studied political science and law at Tel Aviv University, where he edited the law review. After graduation, he founded Dankner Dankner law firm.[3]

In 2011, Dankner sold the Israeli agrochemicals manufacturer Makhteshim Agan to China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) a subsidiary of the China National Agrochemical Corporation.[4]Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the deal as "a big achievement for the economy of Israel."[5]That year he was ranked eleventh in Forbes Magazine’s list of wealthy Israelis.[6]

Companies owned by Dankner include Cellcom, Super-sol, Netvision, Hadera Paper and Nesher Cement.[7]