Maurice Ostroff is a founder member of the international Council of Hasbara Volunteers, better
known by its acronym CoHaV, (star in Hebrew), a world-wide umbrella organization of volunteers active in combating media
and political bias and in promoting the positive side of Israel. He is also a
board member of Citizens for Representative and Responsible Government (CRRG), a grassroots organization advocating electoral
reform in Israel. He is a past chairman of the Israel South Africa Chamber of Commerce and is presently an honorary officer
of the Chamber. His articles, commenting on current affairs, are published in Israel and abroad.
Mr. Ostroff holds a masters degree in industrial engineering, a B.Sc. degree in mathematics
and physics and a B.Sc. (Engineering) degree in electrical engineering. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Administration
and Commerce of South Africa where he was the Group Administrative Director of Morlite Holdings Limited, an industrial conglomerate
listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He is a former chairman of the South
African Technion Society, the South African Stainless Steel Sanitaryware Manufacturers Association and President of the Federation
of Sanitaryware and Hardware Merchants Associations of South Africa, which body elected him as honorary life vice-president.
On immigrating to Israel Mr. Ostroff was appointed managing director of Orbit Medicenters Limited, the company which initiated and brought to fruition, the Herzliya Medical Center,
serving in that capacity from 1981 to 1985. He was also a member of the team
which motivated and created Beth Protea and continues to serve as a member of the “chevra” He is a former member
of the Board of Governors of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Mr. Ostroff served in the IDF as a volunteer from abroad in the 1948 War of Independence.
He was part of a small team which constructed the very first radar in Israel from bits and pieces and he subsequently commanded
the first mobile radar station.
Now semi retired, he continues to be active as a consultant and commentator on current affairs.
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