Global Conference 2012

Speaker's Biography

Eyal Ofer

Chairman, Global Holdings Inc.; Chairman, Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd.

Eyal Ofer is the chairman of Global Holdings Inc. and Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd. With more than 35 years of experience in international shipping and real estate, Ofer has amassed one of the largest privately held shipping fleets in the world and has led the creation of a diversified international portfolio of development and investment properties. Based in London, Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd. operates a fleet of more than 150 ocean-going vessels trading worldwide. Global Holdings is a U.S.-based company that specializes in large-scale commercial real estate and high-end residential developments. Its holdings include prime properties in Manhattan and a controlling stake in Miller Global Properties, a real estate investment fund focusing on North America and Europe. Ofer served as chairman and CEO of Deerbrook Ltd. from 1991 to 2011. His other business interests include banking and cruise lines. He has been on the board of NYSE-listed Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world's second-largest cruise line, for more than 15 years.

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