Former chief-of-staff Gabi Ashkenazi of the Israel Defense Forces has been named to head the Shemen gas-search partnership, according to a company prospectus. Shemen used to be known as Med Ashdod.
The career soldier retired after Dan Halutz was named to replace Moshe Ya'alon as chief of staff in 2005. He became a partner in a Tel Aviv security consulting company for a year before he was brought back as Director-General of the Defense Ministry before becoming chief-of-staff in 2007. He completed a business management program for senior executives at Harvard University.