Yoel Esteron (Hebrew: יואל אסתרון) is the founder and publisher of Calcalist, founded in 2008 and in recent years Israel's leading business daily newspaper and media group owned by Yedioth Ahronoth. . According to SimilarWeb, which monitors websites, Calcalist.co.il has 2,800,000 unique usres monthly, making it the most popular business website in the country
Esteron also started Calcalist's national and international prestigious conferences, among them "The Airborne Conference" to Silicon Valley, "Israel Forecasts" and "The National Conference" in Tel Aviv, "Mind The Tech" in London and New York and many start-ups competitions. For many years he has been involved in the Israeli Hi-Tech scene. He serves on the boards of GAMI - WAN-IFRA Global Alliance for Media Innovation, The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Docaviv - Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival and several start-ups.
Esteron worked for Israel Defense Forces Radio as a military correspondent during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He was a diplomatic correspondent during Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the region in 1974-1975. He was a correspondent and editor at Channel 1 for six years before moving to the printed media.
In the 1980s he was Editor-in-Chief of Jerusalem's Kol HaIr weekly and Tel Aviv HaIr weekly, then Hadashot's Washington bureau chief between 1988 and 1991 and then the newspaper's Editor-in Chief between 1991 and 1993. For 10 years, 1994 to 2004, he served as Managing Editor of Haaretz. As managing editor, in 1997 he founded the Haaretz English edition, in print and online as a joint venture of Haaretz and The International Herald Tribune. In the years 2005-2007 he served as Managing Editor of Yedioth Ahronoth, the largest circulation newspaper in Israel.
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