Leon is the Chairman and CEO of GlenRock Israel, a private equity firm making investments in Life Sciences and advanced technology opportunities. Until 2003, and prior to founding GlenRock, Leon served as Chairman & CEO of IDB Holding Corporation Ltd. one of the largest investments companies in Israel, Chairman of Clal Industries and Investments Ltd. and Chairman of Azorim Investment Development and Construction Ltd. Until 1997, Leon was Chairman of Delek Israel Fuel Corporation and Super-Sol (retail), in addition to several other positions in a variety of operating companies in Israel.
Leon has MBA, and B.A. in Economics from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He received Honorary Doctorate from the Technion -Israel Institute of Technology, Tel-Aviv University, The Israeli Industry Association Award, Honoree Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Tel-Aviv University, Honorary Haifa citizen nomination.
Leon’s philanthropic involvements reflect the core values of the Recanati family, whose history of giving started before their arrival in Palestine in 1935. Today, the Yahel foundation, established by the Recanati family, aims to narrow educational, welfare, health and cultural gaps in Israeli society.
Leon serves as chairman of the board:
MadaTech – Israel National Museum of Science, Technology & Space
Tapuah – The Israeli Society for the Advancement of the Information Age
Vice Chairman: Israel Cancer Association
Co-Chairman: Recanati-Chais-Rashi Award for the Entrepreneur Teacher
Board of Governors:
Tel-Aviv University and Recanati Business School
Hebrew University Jerusalem
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
IMPACT- American Scholarships Fund for IDF Soldiers
The Jewish Agency For Israel
Member of the board :
Beth Avoth Leon Recanati (Home for the Aged),
Committed To Give, the initiative for promoting Israeli Philanthropy.