Shamir Optical Industry Ltd., has appointed Yagen Moshe as its new president and CEO effective July 1. He will replace Amos Netzer, who has announced his impending retirement. Netzer will work together with Moshe until his retirement to ensure a smooth transition, Shamir reports.
Moshe (pictured here) joined Shamir Optical in 2005 as a financial controller and was named CFO in 2006. In 2013, he became COO and in 2014 was named Deputy CEO, and the CEO of Shamir Asia.
“We are very pleased to see Yagen step into the role of CEO,” said Omry Rotem, chairman of Shamir Optical’s Board of Directors. “Under his leadership, business in Shamir Asia increased contributing to the overall growth of Shamir Optical. We are looking forward to his leadership further pushing the growth of Shamir Optical in an ever-changing world.”
“We are grateful for Amos’ successful leadership of Shamir Optical for the past nine years,” said Rotem. “Our company was very different in 2009 when Amos was appointed CEO; he was instrumental in leading the discussion with Essilor to create a joint venture, and under his leadership Shamir Optical’s revenues nearly doubled since 2011. We would like to express our highest appreciation to Amos, and thank him for his highly valuable contribution and wish him all the best.”