About Maurice Ostroff
Maurice Ostroff is a founder
member of the international Council of Hasbara Volunteers, better
known by its acronym CoHaV, (star in Hebrew),
umbrella organization of volunteers active in combating
anti-Israel 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 engaged as a director Acrotrade (Israel) Limited, a