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Ceragon Networks Ltd (CRNT.OQ)

CRNT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Zohar Zisapel

71 1996 Chairman of the Board

Ira Palti

62 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ran Vered

41 2019 Chief Financial Officer

amit Ancikovsky

49 2020 Regional President - North America and Latin America

Adrian Hipkiss

54 2020 Regional President - Europe and Oil & Gas

Mario Querner

58 2020 Regional President - Asia-Pacific and Arica

Ram Tripathi

53 2002 Regional President- India

Guy Toibin

48 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, IT

Zvi Maayan

53 2019 Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Shai Yaniv

49 2018 Executive Vice President Marketing & 5G Business Development

Muki Burla

46 2020 Executive Vice President Global Services

Michal Goldstein

49 2020 Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources

Erez Schwartz

56 2020 Executive Vice President - R&D

Oz Zimerman

56 2014 Executive Vice President-Global Corporate Development

Yael Langer

55 2000 Director

Avraham Berger

57 2018 Independent Director

Avi Eizenman

63 2018 Independent Director

Shlomo Liran

69 2015 Independent Director

Meir Sperling

71 2018 Independent Director

Osi Sessler

2019 Head of IR

Biographies

Name Description

Zohar Zisapel

Mr. Zohar Zisapel serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Zisapel also serves as a director of RADCOM Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq. Mr. Zisapel founded or invested in many companies in the fields of Communications, Cyber Security and Automotive and serves as chairman or director of many private companies. Mr. Zisapel received a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion, Haifa Institute of Technology (“Technion”) and an M.B.A. from the Tel Aviv University.

Ira Palti

Mr. Ira Palti serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Palti was Chief Executive Officer of Seabridge Ltd., a Siemens company that is a global leader in the area of broadband services and networks. Prior to joining Seabridge, he was the Chief Operating Officer of VocalTec Communications Ltd., responsible for sales, marketing, customer support and product development. Among the positions he held before joining VocalTec was founder of Rosh Intelligent Systems, a company providing software maintenance and AI diagnostic solutions and one of the first startups in Israel. Mr. Palti received a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science (magna cum laude) from the Tel Aviv University.

Ran Vered

Mr. Ran Vered serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Vered has extensive experience with publicly traded companies, as well as global organizations. Prior to joining Ceragon, Mr. Vered served as VP Finance at Check Point Software Technologies since 2018, and as CFO at Radcom since 2016. His career also included various financial positions at Amdocs, the latest of which was Director of Finance for the EMEA Division. Prior to 2009, Mr. Vered was co-founder and CFO of an investment fund, deputy corporate controller at Nur Macroprinters and served as an auditor for KPMG. Mr. Vered holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from the College of Management and is certified in Israel as a CPA.

amit Ancikovsky

Mr. amit Ancikovsky serves as Regional President - North America and Latin America of the Company. Mr. Ancikovsky held a number of management positions at Airspan Networks Inc., including President of Sales & Products. Before that, Mr. Ancikovsky served as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for Gilat Networks Latin America, a world leader in VSAT technologies. Mr. Ancikovsky holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an LL.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Adrian Hipkiss

Mr. Adrian Hipkiss serves as Regional President - Europe and Oil & Gas of the Company. Mr. Hipkiss most recently served as Vice President of Enterprise business at Tata Communications and previously as Managing Director of ShoreTel Europe helping businesses drive digital transformation agendas. Prior to this, Mr. Hipkiss led multinational and international businesses within the service provider, communications and technology sectors.

Mario Querner

Mr. Mario Querner serves as Regional President - Asia-Pacific and Arica of the Company. Mr. Querner has over 25 years of international business experience in telecommunications and media, working in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Ceragon, Mr. Querner held the position of Vice President of Asia-Pacific at Newtec, a leading provider for satellite telecommunication solutions. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Querner served as Head of Region, South East Asia at ECI (optical transmission networks). From 2009 to 2011 he was the Head of Sales at Technicolor, formerly Thomson, in charge of APAC-EMEA for Digital Home Solutions. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Querner held several management positions at Alcatel-Lucent, the last of which was Managing Director and Country Senior Officer in Indonesia. Mr. Querner has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel (Germany) and a degree in Business Administration from the Brunel University (United Kingdom).

Ram Tripathi

Mr. Ram Prakash Tripathi serves as Regional President- India of the Company. Mr. Tripathi held senior managerial positions at several companies including Stratex and Reliance and has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Tripathi holds a B.Sc. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University, in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Guy Toibin

Mr. Guy Toibin is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, IT of the Company. Mr. Toibin joined Ceragon after four years with Swiss-based “Eden Springs Group”, where he held the role of Group CIO and Corporate Project Management Officer (PMO). Mr. Toibin led the successful integration of Eden Springs and Nestle Waters Direct Inc. which made the Eden Group the leading water and coffee company in Europe. Prior to his tenure at Eden Springs, Mr. Toibin established Information Technology Organizations that became enablers for Business Units to meet and exceed their goals in high-tech companies such as Retalix (NCR), Verint Systems Inc., and Comverse Technology. Mr. Toibin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and a Masters of Law (LLM) from Bar-Ilan University.

Zvi Maayan

Mr. Zvi Maayan serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Zvi Maayan joined Ceragon after a long and successful career at the Israel Aerospace Industries (“IAI”), where his most recent position was that of Executive Vice President Business Development & Subsidiaries. In this position Mr. Maayan was in charge of IAI’s M&A, strategic cooperation, joint venture activities, open innovation, spinoff and carveout transactions, as well as asset management of IAI’s subsidiaries portfolio. From 2008 to 2015 Mr. Maayan worked at Elbit Imaging Ltd. (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) (“EI”), where his latest position was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and executive committee member. In this position he led highly complex cross-border large scale international transactions. From 2011 to 2015 Mr. Maayan served as an executive committee member at the Real Estate Division of Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. In his earlier career, Mr. Maayan was a senior associate in numerous leading law firms specializing in commercial and civil law, international commerce, banking, financing, bankruptcy, biopharmaceutical industry, real estate and litigation. Mr. Maayan is a graduate of the Bar-Ilan University (LL.B., LL.M., cum laude).

Shai Yaniv

Mr. Shai Yaniv serves as Executive Vice President Marketing & 5G Business Development of the Company. He served as our Vice President of Marketing and from 2009 to 2014 Mr. Yaniv served as our Vice President of Product Management. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Yaniv served in various senior-level positions in Alvarion Ltd., successfully leading the inception of new solutions and the execution of new business initiatives in broadband wireless access markets worldwide. Mr. Yaniv brings to the Company over 25 years of experience in marketing, product strategy, product management and business development. Mr. Yaniv holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, and an M.Sc. in Multidisciplinary Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.

Muki Burla

Mr. Muki Burla serves as Executive Vice President Global Services of the Company. Mr. Bourla is responsible for lifecycle delivery execution, from production through turn-key deployment, customer support and additional value-added services. Mr. Bourla brings more than 20 years of operational and business leadership, including vast international and cross-cultural experience, working with diverse customer base. Between 2009 and 2014, as part of his 15-year career at Ericsson, Mr. Bourla was based in Europe where he successfully led large scale multidisciplinary turnkey projects, system integration programs, services business development and complicated transformations, with an innovative, result oriented and proactive approach to targets, opportunities and challenges. Mr. Bourla holds a B.Sc. in Industrial and Management Engineering and an MBA in Business Management from Ben-Gurion University.

Michal Goldstein

Ms. Michal Goldstein serves as Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Goldstein served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Contentsquare, a privately held global software company. Prior to Contentsquare, Ms. Goldstein was Vice President of Human Resources Centers of Excellence at NICE Systems (Nasdaq), as well as served in various Human Resources Business Partner positions at Amdocs, where she spent twelve years, including three years in the company’s Silicon Valley office. Ms. Goldstein has a background in Organizational Development and Consulting and holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Haifa, Israel, and an M.Sc. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Erez Schwartz

Mr. Erez Schwartz is Executive Vice President - R&D of the Company. Mr. Schwartz brings over 30 years of experience in leading large-scale, multidisciplinary R&D organizations, business development and communication systems, with a strong focus on innovation, as well as customer needs and value. Prior to joining Ceragon, Mr. Schwartz served as SVP R&D at SatixFy, where he headed design of next generation Satellite systems. Before that, he served as VP of business development at SanDisk, leading new market exploration and ecosystem engagement; Corporate VP and G.M of the Recording BU at NICE; and CEO at Commex Technologies, a startup dealing in multicore and virtualization solutions. Prior to Commex, Mr. Schwartz led the development of cellular platform products at Intel, which was later sold to Marvell. Mr. Schwartz holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

Oz Zimerman

Mr. Oz Zimerman serves as Executive Vice President-Global Corporate Development of the Company. Oz brings with him over 20 years of global executive business experience in sales, marketing and business development. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Zimerman was Corporate VP Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group (DSPG), where he penetrated world leading consumer electronic customers, acquired new technology which became the main growth engine of the company, and managed relations with top executives decision makers at world leading service providers. Prior to joining DSP Group, Oz was VP Channels Sales, Business Development and Strategic Marketing at ECI Telecom, where he defined and implemented exceptional and innovative pricing approach that generated sharp sales increase. Prior to his work at ECI, he was Engagement Manager at Shaldor, a leading management consulting firm. Mr. Zimerman holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management from NYU University (summa cum laude) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration & Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.

Yael Langer

Ms. Yael Langer serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Langer served as our general counsel from July 1998 until December 2000. Ms. Langer is General Counsel and Secretary of RAD Data Communications Ltd. and other companies in the RAD-BYNET group. Since July 2009, Ms. Langer serves as a director in Radware Ltd. From December 1995 to July 1998, Ms. Langer served as Assistant General Counsel to companies in the RAD-BYNET group. From September 1993 until July 1995, Ms. Langer was a member of the legal department of Poalim Capital Markets and Investments Ltd. Ms. Langer received an LL.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Avraham Berger

Mr. Avraham Berger serves as Independent Director of the Company. In accordance with our decision to opt out of the requirement to elect external directors, Mr. Berger is due to end his term of service as our independent director at the earlier of (i) the end of our annual general meeting to be held in 2021, or (ii) June 12, 2021. From 2015 Mr. Berger is the owner and CEO of AB6C Ltd a private consulting company. From November 2013 until May 2015, Mr. Berger served as the Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Communications. During the years 2012 to 2013, Mr. Berger served as VP Marketing and business developing of Ness-TSG. From 2007 to 2012 Mr. Berger served as the VP Technology & CTO of Partner Communications Ltd., and during 2007 Mr. Berger served as VP Business Development of Tadiran Communications. From 1985 to 2006, he served in the Israel Defense Forces C4I and Cyber Branch, and Signal Corps, in a number of telecommunication and command control development and project management positions, retiring as a full colonel. Mr. Berger holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Mr. Berger is one of our independent directors.

Avi Eizenman

Mr. Avi Eizenman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Eizenman co-founded Silicom Ltd. in 1987 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of Silicom until April 1, 2001. As from 2001, Mr. Eizenman serves as the Active Chairman of the Board of Directors of Silicom Ltd. Mr. Eizenman served as head of the ASIC department at Scitex Ltd. in 1986. From 1979 until 1985, Mr. Eizenman held various positions, including project manager, ASIC specialist and engineer, with the Electronic Research & Development Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Mr. Eizenman holds a B.Sc. degree, with honors, in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.

Shlomo Liran

Mr. Shlomo Liran serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Liran was appointed as the CEO of Spuntech Industries Ltd. From July 2014 until January 2015, Mr. Liran served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hadera Paper Ltd. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Liran served as the Chief Executive Officer of Avgol Nonwovens Ltd. During the years 2008 and 2009 Mr. Liran served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ericsson Israel Ltd., and from 2004 to 2007 he served as Chief Executive Officer of TRE (Scandinavian cellular network) in Sweden and in Denmark. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Chief Executive Officer of YES Satellite Multi-Channel TV. Prior to that, Mr. Liran spent thirteen years in Strauss as CEO (1995-2000), General Manager of the Dairy Division (1991-1995) and VP Operations (1987-1991). Mr. Liran holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, an M. Eng. System Analysis from University of Toronto, Canada and an AMP-ISMP advanced management program from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Liran is one of our independent directors and is considered a “financial expert” for the purposes of the Nasdaq Rules.

Meir Sperling

Mr. Meir Sperling serves as Independent Director of the Company. In accordance with our decision to opt out of the requirement to elect external directors, Mr. Sperling is due to end his term of service as our independent director at the earlier of (i) the end of our annual general meeting to be held in 2021, or (ii) June 12, 2021. Mr. Sperling presently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Verint Systems Ltd. (“VSL”) and as a board member of Verint Systems Singapore Pte. (“VSS”). Between 2000 and 2012, Mr. Sperling also served as Corporate Officer and President of the Cyber Security Division of Verint and in parallel, served as Managing Director of VSL. Between 2012 and 2015, he served as a Corporate Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Verint. Prior to that, from January 1999 to January 2000, Mr. Sperling served as Corporate Vice President of ECI Telecom Ltd. and as the General Manager of the Business Systems Division. Mr. Sperling also served as a Director in several of ECI’s Subsidiaries. Between 1987 and 1999 Mr. Sperling served in various positions at companies of the Tadiran Group, including as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of various divisions at Tadiran. Mr. Sperling also served as a Director in several of Tadiran’s subsidiaries. Mr. Sperling received a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Ben Gurion University, Israel, in 1975.

Osi Sessler