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Board of Directors

Michael Federmann
Chair
2000
Michael Federmann. Michael Federmann has served as chair of the Board since 2000. Since 2002 he has served as chair and CEO of Federmann Enterprises Ltd. (FEL), a privately-owned Israeli company in which Mr. Federmann has held managerial positions since 1969. FEL, directly and through subsidiaries, holds a diversified portfolio of investments, including ownership of approximately 44.3% of the Company’s outstanding shares. FEL also has ownership interests in Dan Hotels Ltd. (Dan Hotels), an Israeli hotel chain, in Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH (Freiberger), a German company engaged in the supply of materials for the semi-conductor industry, as well as in several financial, real estate and venture capital investments. Mr. Federmann also serves as chair of the board of directors of Dan Hotels. He serves as the president of the Germany - Israel Chamber of Industry and Commerce, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and is an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Mr. Federmann holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (the Hebrew University), which has also awarded him an honorary doctorate in philosophy.
Rina Baum
2001
Rina Baum is vice president for investments of FEL and since 1986 has served as a director and as general manager of Unico Investment Company Ltd. She serves as a director of Dan Hotels Ltd. and Etanit Building Products Ltd. (Etanit), and holds other managerial positions with investee companies of FEL. Mrs. Baum holds a law degree (LL.B) from the Hebrew University.
Yoram Ben-Zeev
2014
Yoram Ben-Zeev serves as an External Director of Kardan Real Estate Ltd., as well as on the boards of several non-profit organizations in Israel. He served as Israel’s ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from 2007 until 2012. Prior to that, he served for 26 years in various senior positions in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), including as deputy general director, head of the North America Division and senior member of the directorate. Among other positions held during his service in the MFA, Mr. Ben-Zeev served as Israel’s Consul General to the West Coast in the United States, political advisor to the president of the State of Israel, special coordinator to the Middle East peace process, advisor to prime minister Ehud Barak for the Camp David Peace Conference, chair of the MFA’s Steering Committee - Foreign Service Strategic and Functional Planning and of the Israel-Canada Annual Strategic Forum and member of the MFA’s Nomination Committee. Mr. Ben-Zeev has been the recipient of special awards for his diplomatic service from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the president of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Ben-Zeev holds a bachelor’s degree in middle eastern studies, political science and international relations from the Hebrew University and a master’s degree in middle eastern studies from Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Ben Zeev serves as the chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board and as a member of the Audit Committee, the Financial Statements Review Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board.
David Federmann
2007
David Federmann has served as vice chair of the Board since 2015. He has served in various management capacities in FEL since 2000. He currently serves as chair of the board of Freiberger and as a member of the boards of directors of Dan Hotels, BGN Technologies Ltd. (the technology transfer company of the Ben-Gurion University), and several other private companies. David Federmann is the son of Michael Federmann, chair of the Board. Mr. Federmann holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from New York University.
Moshe Kaplinsky
External Director
2020
Moshe Kaplinsky served as the CEO of Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd. (Nesher), Israel's leading cement producer, and of Mashav Initiating and Development Ltd. (Mashav), a company operating in the areas of infrastructure, imports and energy, from 2013 to January 2020. During such time, Mr. Kaplinski served as a director in various companies related to Nesher and Mashav. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Kaplinsky served as CEO of Better Place Israel, a venture-backed company that aimed to reduce global dependency on oil through the creation of a market-based transportation infrastructure supporting electric vehicles. In 2007, he completed 31 years of service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), retiring with the rank of major general. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the IDF. Before that, he served in a number of command positions including as military secretary to the Prime Minister and as commander of the IDF’s Central Command. Mr. Kaplinsky holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Bar Ilan University and a master’s degree in executive business administration from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Kaplinsky serves as chair of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee of the Board and as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board. He is considered by the Board to have accounting and financial expertise under the Companies Law.
Dov Ninveh
2000
Dov Ninveh has served as chief financial officer and a manager in FEL since 1994 and as the general manager of Heris Aktiengesellschaft since 2012. He serves as a member of the board of directors of Dan Hotels, Etanit and Freiberger. Mr. Ninveh served as a director of Elop from 1996 until 2000. From 1989 to 1994, he served as deputy general manager of Etanit. Mr. Ninveh holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and management from the Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion).
Professor Ehood (Udi) Nisan
2016
Prof. Ehood (Udi) Nisan is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Government of the Hebrew University. He is an External Director of Harel Insurance Finance Services Ltd. and Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd., and a member of the board of Bezalel Academy of Art and chair of its finance committee. From 2013 to 2016, he was the chair of the board of directors of Delek, The Israel Fuel Corporation Ltd. From 2009 to 2011, Prof. Nisan was the director of the budgets department of the Israeli Ministry of Finance, and from 2007 to 2009, he served as the director of the Government Companies Authority. Prior to that he served in various executive positions in the Israeli Ministry of Finance and served as a member and chair of several government and public committees, including from 1999 until 2002 as the CEO of the Jerusalem Development Authority. Prof. Nisan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and business administration, and a PhD in public economics and policy from the Hebrew University. During 2006 - 2007, Prof. Nisan completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School, where he was also a Senior Fellow in 2011 - 2012. Prof. Nisan serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee of the Board. He is considered by the Board to have accounting and financial expertise under the Companies Law.
Bilha (Billy) Shapira
External Director
2019

Mrs. Bilha (Billy) Shapira serves as a member of the board of governors and the audit committee of the Azrieli College of Engineering, as a member of the Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan Team and as a member of the boards of several non-profit organizations in Israel. From 2018 until March 2020, she was the head of the Israeli branch of Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, a German association with centers worldwide that promotes research collaboration between German institutions and industries and foreign academic institutions, industrial entities and governmental research bodies. From 2009 until 2017, Mrs. Shapira served as vice president and CEO of the Hebrew University and as the CEO of VERA - the Association of Heads of Universities in Israel. Prior to that, she served for 36 years in various management capacities in the Hebrew University. Mrs. Shapira holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies and international relations and a master’s degree in administration and public policy from the Hebrew University. Mrs. Shapira serves as chair of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Financial Statements Review Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board.

Professor Yuli Tamir
2015
Prof. Yuli Tamir has been appointed to serve as the President of Beit Berl, a multi-disciplinary college near Kfar Saba, Israel, commencing in September 2020. Prior to that appointment Prof. Tamir served since 2010 as the President of Shenkar College, a public college in Ramat-Gan, Israel. From 2006 until 2009, she served as Israel’s Minister of Education. Prof. Tamir also served as the Minister of Immigration from 1999 until 2001. She was a deputy speaker of the Knesset and a member of the Finance Committee, the Education Committee and the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee. Prof. Tamir is a founding member of the Israeli peace movement “Peace Now”. She served as the chair of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel and was a member of the political committee of the Women’s Lobby. She was a professor at Tel-Aviv University and a scholar-in-residence at Princeton University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the European University in Florence, the Central European University in Budapest and the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford. Prof. Tamir is the recipient of numerous academic awards. Prof. Tamir holds a bachelors of science degree in biology, a master’s degree in political science from the Hebrew University and a PhD in political philosophy from Oxford University. Prof. Tamir serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee of the Board.
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