El Al Announces New CEO

The Board of Directors of El Al Israel Airlines has announced the appointment of Brigadier General Elyezer Shkedi as the airline’s new president and CEO. Shkedi will replace Haim Romano, who has resigned after holding that position for the past five years.
Shkedi, who is a fighter pilot, will prepare to take over as president in January of 2010. He holds a bachelor of arts in mathematics and computer science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and a masters of arts in systems management from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA. Shkedi most recently served as Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Air Force for four years and joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1975.
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