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Ori Yehudai of Frutarom may be the best manager at the best company you never heard of.
Frutarom's CEO, Ori Yehudai
For the past twenty-eight years, Ori Yehudai has been quietly building an empire. Out of a nondescript office near the Mediterranean Sea in Herzliya, Israel, Yehudai has grown Frutarom's sales from $3.5 million in 1986 to $792 million in 2013, adjusted for acquisitions. He's targeting crossing the $1 billion mark in the near future. Although few outside the industry have heard of Frutarom, today it is one of the ten largest flavor and fine ingredients companies in the world. Under Yehudai's leadership, investors in Frutarom's 1996 IPO have made over 110x their money.