JERUSALEM (Mar. 30)
Shaul Eisenberg, one of Israel’s leading industrialists, died of a heart attack last week while visiting Beijing.
He was 76.
Eisenberg, who was buried Sunday in Israel, had a major stake in Israel’s largest companies, including Zim shipping and Israel Chemicals.
He was active in trading and investing in the Far East, particularly China, and played a major role in promoting trade relations between Beijing and Jerusalem.
Eisenberg was born in 1921 in Munich. His family fled to the Far East during World War II, settling in Japan.
After the war, he founded Japan-based companies that supplied raw materials to the Japanese steel industry.
He expanded his business activities to elsewhere in Asia as well as South America, Europe and Israel, where he moved with his family in the 1960s.