Name Surname : Major General, (Ret.) David Tzur
Date and place of Birth : 1959, Istanbul
Date of Aliyah : 1965
Marital Status : Widower with 3 children
Education : B.A. in economics and international relations
MBA in business management, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Profession : Border Police Commander, CEO in a private company
Tzur immigrated to Israel at the age of 6 and settled in Ashkelon.
He began his career with Israel Police Forces in the counter terrorism unit. He worked as a security consultant for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Upon his return he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Operations Department of the police force.
In 2000 he became Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Public Security. His two following assignments were Commander of the Israel Border Police, (2002-2004) and District Commander of the Police in Tel Aviv, (2004-2008), respectively .
He also had a brief political career. He became a Knesset member in 2013 from the new Hatnuah Party. He left the party in 2014 and did not contest the 2015 elections.
After spending 30 years in public service, Tzur continued to private sector concentrating in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biological products and bio-pharmaceuticals. In 2018, he was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Collplant where he had been serving as a director since March 2017. He resides in Givatayim.
Institutions established, supported:
Founder and CEO of Kamada Ltd., a plasma derived protein therapeutics company.