Benjamin (Benny) Gantz was born June 9, 1959 and recruited to the IDF in 1977 when he joined the Paratroopers Brigade. Lt. Gen. Ret. Benjamin Gantz, also known as Benny, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of B.G. Prime Ltd. Lt. Gen. Ret. Gantz serves as Chairman of the Board at Fifth Dimension Holdings Ltd. He has been an External Director of Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. since October 9, 2017. Lt. Gen. Ret. Gantz has been an Independent Director of Amot Investments Ltd. since November 22, 2015. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of B.G. Prime Ltd. He was the 20th Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces in the years 2011-2015.
During his military career, he served in a number of roles including Commander of the IDF Northern Command, Commander of the IDF Ground Forces Command and IDF Military Attaché in the United States. In 2009, Lt. Gen. Gantz was requested by the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General staff to serves as the Deputy IDF Chief of General Staff, a position he filled until November 2010.