Ron Malka, the former Israeli ambassador to India, has been elected Executive Chairman of Haifa Port Company (HPC), owned by Adani Group’s port–a to-energy subsidiary.
Ron Malka, the former Israeli envoy to India, stated that he is now the Executive Chairman for the Haifa Port Company (HPC), owned by a consortium headed by the Adani Group, a ports-to-energy conglomerate.
In July 2013, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones (APSEZ) and Israel’s Gadot Group won the tender to privatise Israel’s strategic Port of Haifa for USD 1.18 billion.
“It is an award and privilege to be elected today as the Executive Chairman of Haifa Port Company,” Malka tweeted on Sunday. “The combined experience and expertise of Adani, Gadot, and the dedication of port workers will take Haifa Port towards new heights for prosperity,” Malka tweeted Sunday.
From 2018 to 2021, Malka was the Ambassador of Israel to India.
The Port of Haifa, Israel’s second-largest port for shipping containers, is also the largest for shipping tourist cruise ships.
In January, the Adani Group took control of the Israeli port. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ceremony.
Israel believes India’s Adani Group’s entry into India will result in more Indian investment, particularly in renewable energy and defence.