About the Council

Eli Glickman

Eli Glickman

President & CEO
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services

Since joining ZIM in 2017, Mr. Glickman led several major strategic shifts and organizational transformations, re-positioning ZIM as a global player and an industry leader. Mr. Glickman orchestrated a strategic operational cooperation of ZIM with the top-ranking global shipping companies, while promoting innovation and introducing advanced technological initiatives to every aspect of the company’s activities, focusing on first-rate customer service, digitization, and agile response to market changes.

Prior to joining ZIM, Mr. Glickman served as CEO of the Israel Electric Corporation, the country's largest energy company, between 2011 and 2015. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Glickman served in several senior management positions in Partner-Orange Communications Company, a leader in the Israeli cellular market, including as its Deputy CEO, after serving as VP of Customer Service.

From 1981 to 2002, Mr. Glickman served in the Israeli Navy as an officer, as well as a Missile Ship Commander. His military career included serving as Commanding Officer of the Israeli Navy Commandos (SEALS) between 1997 and 1999. In 1999, Mr. Glickman served as the Naval Attache’ of Israel to the U.S. in Washington, D.C. Glickman was valedictorian of the Israeli Naval Academy, and among his noteworthy awards and honors are several combat decorations and the U.S. Legion of Merit award.

Glickman is a graduate of Georgetown University in International Executive Business Administration Program and holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Since 1945, ZIM has been providing creative operational and logistical solutions to customers. Over the years, ZIM has grown to become a leading force in the shipping industry by pioneering innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network while maintaining its tradition of excellence.

ZIM operates in select trades, where it has a competitive advantage and where it can provide superior service. In these trades, ZIM is a significant player with a sizable market share. ZIM provides premium services and solutions adapted to customers’ evolving needs, with a professionalism built on decades of experience and skill, and a history as trailblazers in the container shipping business.

With a proud, decades-long heritage, we are confident in our ability to maintain our position as a top industry performer dedicated to efficiency and profitability, as we continue to deliver exceptional service to our customers.