From these modest beginnings, Sammy founded an international maritime operation in the 1960s which he and his family developed into one of the largest privately held shipping fleets in the world. (Find out more about Sammy Ofer).
Eyal Ofer joined the business in the early 1970s and played a leading role in diversifying the family shipping enterprise into sectors including real estate, cruise lines, hotels and banking.
Long before the death of Sammy in June 2011, the family spent years planning for a methodical and orderly transition of the business to the next generation, Eyal and his brother Idan, who today lead independent commercial groups.
Sammy and Eyal Ofer