Oscar J. Webb Chairman of International Resorts Holdings (Pty) (IRH) in Johannesburg, South Africa Co- Founder of the African Global Heritage Foundation( South Africa) and Vice Chairman of World Colours Network Television in New York/Atlanta/London was named Ambassador of Goodwill for Israel by Gideon Ezra Minister of Tourism . The appointment was made during one of Webb’s many visits to the region. “I am honored to serve as Goodwill Ambassador to the State of Israel and work with my brothers and sisters of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. – “The Miracle in the Desert” – in the City of Dimona. As Goodwill Ambassador my task is to bring Christians to the Holy Land and connect with God. To help jumpstart tourism to the Holy Land, Webb formed Holyland Tourism (Heaven on Earth). He is also Goodwill Ambassador for South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
Webb was also appointed by Anwarul Chowdhury, under Secretary General of the United Nations to help promote the “United Nations Culture of Peace and Community Empowerment”, by bridging the digital divide in all 54 African Countries. Ambassador Webb, along with his United Nations associates, Yehoram Ben-Shalom and Ramni Kleinmann have developed the first Computer Training Center in Dinoma Israel.
Prior to his appointment, Webb’s impressive career was multi-faceted. He served as the Executive Director of the National Gaming Organization, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also the founder of Blacks in Gaming (B.I.G.) and is recognized by many around the nation as the “Architect for Diversity” within the Gaming and Tourism Industry.
Ambassador Webb and Former Malawian President the Honorable Dr. Backili Muluzi were among the guest of honorees at the Salute of Champions of Freedom, Justice, Democracy, Equality Appreciation day July 17 2011 which was held in honor of President Nelson Mandela on his Birthday at the Emperors Palace in Sandton/Johannesburg, South Africa. It is Ambassador Webb’s mission to connect Africans born in America to their Motherland, The Continent of Africa. Ambassador Webb is keeping Dr. King’s Dream Alive with his initiative of “Civil Rights to Platinum Rights” which develops the Motherland and helps rebuild the United States of America.
A native of Chicago, Webb is a former business consultant and liaison to Federal State and Municipal agencies. As a retired Executive of Brinks Security, his career of Corporate Management, Entrepreneurship and Political Empowerment spans over 40 years. During his 20 plus years as a pioneer in the Banking Industry, he enjoyed the opportunity of working with many important agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Customs, Department of the Treasury and The Federal Reserve.
An Entrepreneur at heart, Webb founded the American Water Company, is co-owner of Osiris Energy and Environmental Company as well as Global Team America., the latter established to bring jobs to America’s inner cities. In 1995 he formed the First African-American Native American Business Alliance. In 1991 Webb teamed with General Colin Powell and helped raise funding for the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Webb serves as advisor to the World Conference of Mayors, The National Black Legislators and the National Indian Gaming Organization, sits on 10 boards of directors and acts as a special consultant to Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine. He has been listed in The Black Book of Who’s Who in America, and soon will release his own financial Book, Black Ghetto, Black Gold.
Known around the world as a people person, Webb explains that his love for his fellow man comes from his father, Oscar J. Webb, Sr. who was a Pullman porter who worked with A. Phillip Randolph and the Pullman Porters Brotherhood. Webb’s Aunt, the late Joann Gibson Robinson along with other women activists of her time, started and organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and introduced the then 26 year old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Civil Rights Movement. “I stand on their shoulders.” says Webb, paying tribute to his forefathers.