Avi Gabbay is a former Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection (2015-2016). He worked in the Ministry of Finance, before joining Bezeq (largest Israeli telecommunications group), where he held numerous positions, namely CEO of Bezeq International (2003-2006) and CEO of Bezeq (2006-2013). Prior to the 2015 elections, he was amongst the founders of the new Kulanu party. Despite not being elected to the Knesset, he was appointed Minister of Environmental Protection. On May 2016, he submitted his resignation from the government. On December 2016, he joined the Israeli Labour Party.