Group Executive Chairman
Ivor Ichikowitz is an industrialist, philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Paramount Group. Over the last 20 years he has built successful businesses across defence and aerospace manufacturing, aviation, property, retail, tourism, mining, agriculture and sustainable development. As Executive Chairman of the Paramount Group, which he founded in 1994, the business has grown into a leading global defence business and the largest privately-owned defence and aerospace company in Africa. It comprises 17 subsidiaries involved in the design, development and manufacture of technologies, systems and equipment to support Governments around the world in the development of defence and security Institutions. The Group’s capabilities include an aerospace company which is a Tier 1 sole source supplier to Boeing and Airbus, a ship yard which manufactures high-speed naval vessels; a land force business which produces advanced armoured vehicles, a military aerospace business with supersonic fighter jet upgrade and support capability and an optronics business. Paramount Group works with more than 30 Governments around the world supplying Peacekeeping Operations, Air Forces, Navies, Land Forces, Police Forces and Internal Security Institutions.