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Caesarstone Ltd (CSTE.OQ)

CSTE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ariel Halperin

64 2016 Chairman of the Board

Yuval Dagim

57 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Giora Wegman

68 2010 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ophir Yakovian

46 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth Williams

58 2019 President - North America

Suzie Roth

49 2019 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Rinat Efrima

43 2019 Global Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Managing Director - Israel

Ron Mosberg

40 2018 Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Hezi Eini

61 2019 Vice President - Supply Chain

Erez Margalit

52 2018 Vice President - Global Research and Development

Amihai Seider

52 2019 Vice President - Global Production

Efrat Yitzhaki

48 2019 Vice President - Human resources

David Cullen

60 2019 Managing Director - APAC

Amir Reske

47 2019 Managing Director - EMEA

Shai Bober

44 2019 Director

Dori Brown

49 2016 Director

Tom Izhaki

36 2019 Director

Roger Abravanel

73 2016 Independent Director

Irit Ben-Dov

49 2012 Independent Director

Ofer Borovsky

65 2012 Independent Director

Eric Herschmann

56 2016 Independent Director

Ronald Kaplan

69 2015 Independent Director

Ofer Tsimchi

60 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ariel Halperin

Dr. Ariel Halperin is Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2016. Dr. Halperin previously served as our director from December 2006 to May 2013. He has served as the senior managing partner of Tene Investment Funds, an Israeli private equity fund focusing on established growth companies with leading global market positions, since 2004 and as a founding partner in Tenram Investments Ltd. a private investment company engaged in domestic and foreign real estate investments since 2000. From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Halperin led negotiations related to the Kibbutzim Creditors Agreement serving as trustee for the Israeli government, Israeli banks and the Kibbutzim. Dr. Halperin currently serves as a director of several Tene Investment Funds' portfolio companies, including Hanita Coatings Ltd., Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems L.P., Qnergy Ltd., Gadot Chemical Terminals (1985) Ltd. and Merhav Agro Ltd

Yuval Dagim

Mr. Yuval Dagim is Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2016 to 2017, Mr. Dagim served as the CEO of Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA), a global construction and infrastructure company. Prior to that, from 2011 to 2016, Mr. Dagim held several managerial positions at Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB), a multinational personal care corporation. including as VP and Managing Director at Kimberly Clark Australia & New Zealand, and as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Kimberly Clark Israel (Hogla Kimberly). From 2008 to 2011, he served as Managing Director of Quarry Products at Hanson UK, a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry and from 2002 to 2008 as Regional Director & Deputy Managing Director at Hanson Israel.

Giora Wegman

Mr. Giora Wegman serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From June 2008 to July 2010, Mr. Wegman served as a member of our board of directors, and from June 2008 he has served as the Manager of Business of Kibbutz Sdot-Yam. From 1988 to July 2008, Mr. Wegman held various management positions in our Company. From 2000 to February 2006, he served as Co-CEO, and from February 2006 to July 2008, he served as our Deputy CEO. Mr. Wegman holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Rupin College, Israel.

Ophir Yakovian

Mr. Ophir Yakovian is Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2017 to 2018, Mr. Yakovian served as the Chief Financial Officer of Perion Network Ltd. a global technology company that delivers data-driven online advertising and search solutions to brands and publishers and prior to that, from 2015 to 2017, as the Chief Financial Officer of Tnuva Group, Israel’s largest food manufacturer. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Yakovian served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lumenis Ltd., a global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2012, he served as VP Finance of Verint Systems, (NASDAQ: VRNT), a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®?solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization and cyber intelligence. Mr. Yakovian holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting and a Master’s degree in business economics from Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Kenneth Williams

Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Williams is President - North America of the Company since January 2019. Previously, from March 2016 to January 2019, he has served as our President of Caesarstone Canada. Prior to joining us, from February 1999 to March 2016, Mr. Williams held various senior executive level leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, in a number of Masco Corporation divisions, a global company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Previously, Mr. Williams held general management positions and leadership roles at Fortune Brands, the Redhill Company Ltd. and Thorn Stevenson Kellogg Management Consultants

Suzie Roth

Ms. Suzie Roth serves as Chief Information Officer, Vice President of the Company. Roth served as Head of Global Business Application at Netafim Israel, a global leader in precision irrigation solutions for sustainable agriculture. Previously, from 2009 to 2013, she served in various managerial positions at Amdocs, a leading software and services provider to communications and media companies. most recently as Development and Implementation Director. From 1998 to 2009, Ms. Roth served in several positions at Kodak Canada, including IT Manager Vancouver Site.

Rinat Efrima

Ms. Rinat Efrima serves as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Managing Director - Israel of the Company. Prior to joining us, from 2010 to 2019, Ms. Efrima held various managerial positions at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a multinational personal care corporation (NYSE: KMB), serving most recently as Business Sector Leader for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Previously, from 2005 to 2009, she served as Marketing Manager and Brand Manager at the Strauss Group, an international food and beverage corporation.

Ron Mosberg

Mr. Ron Mosberg is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since September 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2015, Mr. Mosberg served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Enzymotec Ltd., an Israeli based global nutraceutical company. Previously, from 2011 to 2015, Mr. Mosberg served as an associate at the law firm of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz; from 2010 to 2011, as an attorney at the law firm of Golfarb Seligman; and from 2007 to 2010 an attorney at the law firm of Yossi Avraham. Mr. Mosberg holds an LL.B in Law and Psychology from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Hezi Eini

Mr. Hezi Eini is Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company since January 2019. Prior to joining us, from January 2009 to January 2019, Mr. Eini served in various managerial positions at Flex Ltd. a multinational technological manufacturer, including as VP Business Operations, India Mobile and VP Industrial Engineering & Lean at the global headquarters from 2016 to 2019; VP Materials & SC for WW Manufacturing operations from 2013 to 2016; and as Senior Director of Materials, EMEA & Brazil from 2011 to 2013. Previously, from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Eini served as General Manager at Gpro Ltd. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Eini served in several senior positions in operations and supply at Flex Ltd. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Eini served as Plant Manager at Tambour, Israel’s leading company in the paint and construction market.

Erez Margalit

Mr. Erez Margalit is Vice President - Global Research and Development of the Company. Prior to joining us, from 2008 to October 2010, Mr. Margalit served as Director of Equipment, Reliability and Services of Fab1 and Fab2 of Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a manufacturer of microelectronic devices. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Margalit served as Technical Manager for several departments in Tower Semiconductor Ltd. Mr. Margalit has specialized in designing, developing and implementing unique industry machinery for unique applications.

Amihai Seider

Mr. Amihai Seider is Vice President - Global Production of the Company since March 2019. Prior to joining us, from August 2003, Mr. Seider held various managerial positions at Haifa Chemicals, Israel-based specialty fertilizer manufacturer including VP Operations from May 2012 and Plant Manager from September 2006 to May 2012. Previously, from 1994 to 2003, Mr. Seider held managerial roles at Electrochemical Industries (1952) Ltd., a manufacturer and distributer of chemical products including as Plant Manager from 2000 to 2003.

Efrat Yitzhaki

Ms. Efrat Yitzhaki serves as Vice President - Human resources of the Company. Ms. Yitzhaki held the role of VP Human Resources at Shikun and Binui, a global construction and infrastructure company. Previously, from 2013 to 2018, she served as HR Director at Kimberly Clark Israel, a multinational personal care corporation. From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Yitzhaki served as Group Training OD & MD Manager at Osem Group/Nestle Israel and HR Manager at Nestle Ice Cream.

David Cullen

Mr. David Cullen serves as Managing Director - APAC of the Company. Previously, from April 2010 to May 2019, Mr. Cullen served as Chief Executive Officer for Caesarstone Australia. Prior to joining us, from January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Cullen served as General Manager in Australia of Komatsu Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of industrial and mining equipment. From January 2006 to November 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Food Equipment Pty Ltd., an Australian importer and distributor of commercial food equipment. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of White International Pty Ltd., an Australian supplier of industrial and residential pump products. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Cullen served as Chief Executive Officer of Daisytek Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Daisytek International Corporation. From 1996 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tech Pacific Australia Pty Ltd., the largest distributor of IT equipment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Amir Reske

Mr. Amir Reske serves as Managing Director - EMEA of the Company. Prior to joining us, from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Reske served as the CEO of Tadiran Energy Ltd. in Israel, a corporation focusing on the development, manufacturing, import, distribution, service and marketing of air conditioning systems for residential & light commercial applications. Previously, from 2012 to 2013, Mr. Reske served as the Director of Subsidiaries at Meuhedet National Health Services, a major health maintenance organization in Israel and, from 2005 to 2012, as the Chief Investment Director / Director of Business Development, at CP Holdings Ltd, a trading firm in the United Kingdom.

Shai Bober

Mr. Shai Bober serves as Director of the Company. He has served as the business manager of Kibbutz Sdot-Yam since June 2019. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Bober served as Caesarstone’s maintenance manager. From 2008 to 2003, Mr. Bober served as an electrical and control system engineer in our plants in Israel and in the U.S. Mr. Bober serves as a director on the financial committee of Kibbutz Sdot-Yam and as Chief Executive Officer of Kibbutz Sdot-Yam Energy Company Ltd.

Dori Brown

Mr. Dori Brown is Director of the Company since December 2016. Mr. Brown previously served as our director from December 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Brown joined Tenram Investment Ltd. as an associate in 2001 and became a partner in 2003. Mr. Brown is one of the founding partners of Tene Investment Funds and has acted as managing partner since 2004. Mr. Brown currently serves as a director of several Tene Investment Funds' portfolio companies, including Hanita Coatings Ltd, Chromagen Agricultural Cooperative Ltd. and Field Produce Ltd.

Tom Izhaki

Ms. Tom Pardo Izhaki serves as Director of the Company. From 2013 to 2017, Ms. Pardo Izhaki served as the Chief Financial Officer of the A.T. Group. From 2008 to 2013, she served as a supervisor of the department of assurance services at PWC Israel and, from 2002 to 2008, in a senior bookkeeping role at Sdot-Yam Marble & Tiles Ltd.

Roger Abravanel

Mr. Roger Abravanel is Independent Director of the Company since December 2016. Mr. Abravanel retired from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, which he joined in 1972 and where he had become a principal in 1979 and a director in 1984. Mr. Abravanel has provided consulting services to Israeli and Italian private and venture capital funds throughout his career. Mr. Abravanel served as a director of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TASE: TEVA), a multinational pharmaceutical company, from 2007 to 2017, as a director of COFIDE—Gruppo De Benedetti SpA., an Italian holding company active in the healthcare and automotive industries, from 2008 until 2013, as a director of Luxottica Group SpA., an Italian premium, luxury and sports eyewear conglomerate, from 2006 to 2014, and as a director of Admiral Group plc, a car insurance provider in the U.K., from 2012 until 2015. Mr. Abravanel currently serves as a director of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (a subsidiary of BNP Paribas), and as a director at the Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Irit Ben-Dov

Ms. Irit Ben-Dov is Independent Director of the Company since March 2012. Since January 2019, Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the VP Head of EMEA of Amiad Water Systems Ltd. (traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange), an Israeli manufacturer which specializes in developing and marketing environmentally-friendly filtration solutions for industrial, municipal, and agricultural use. Previously, from February 2015 to January 2019, Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the VP Finance and CFO of Amiad. Since November 2013 to February 2015 Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the VP of Business and Finance of Baccara-Geva, an Israeli manufacturer of pneumatics, automation and control solutions. From January 2012 to October 2013, Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Plassim Group, an Israeli manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings. From January 2011 to December 2011, Ms. Ben-Dov served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dynasec Ltd., a risk management and regulatory compliance software start-up company. From November 2003 to June 2010, Ms. Ben-Dov served as Chief Financial Officer of Maytronics Ltd., an Israeli public company. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Ben-Dov served as an accountant at Ernst & Young, Israel. Ms. Ben-Dov currently serves as an external director and chairperson of the audit committee of Palram Industries Ltd., an Israeli public company.

Ofer Borovsky

Dr. Ofer Borovsky is Independent Director of the Company. Since May 2005, Dr. Borovsky has served as the Joint Chief Financial Officer of Plasson Industries Ltd. (TASE: PLSN), a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high quality technical products, including flow solutions, livestock equipment, products for the bathroom and kitchen, and others, and Plasson Ltd., a private Israeli company. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Borovsky served as a marketing consultant to R.M.C. Ltd., a fish food producer and marketing company. From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Borovsky served as a member of the Financial Committee of Granot Ltd., an Israeli cooperative association. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the chairman of the Investment Committee at Yaniv Pension Fund. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Borovsky served as treasurer of Plasson Industries Ltd., Plasson Ltd. and Kibbutz Maagan Michael and its corporations. From 1990 to 2000, Dr. Borovsky served as marketing manager for the Kibbutz Maagan Michael fish industry and Mag Noy Ltd., an ornamental fish export company, and from 1985 to 1990, he served as treasurer of Plasson Industries Ltd. and Kibbutz Maagan Michael and its corporations. Mr. Borovsky currently serves as an external director of Gan Shmuel Foods Ltd. (TASE: GFSI), a manufacturer of flavoring extracts, syrups, powders, and related products for the manufacturing of soft drinks, and as a director of Plasson Industries Ltd. and Plasson Ltd.

Eric Herschmann

Mr. Eric D. Herschmann serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Herschmann served as the Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Union Co., a natural gas utility and energy resources company, from May 2008 until its sale in March 2012. Mr. Herschmann served as an Interim General Counsel of Southern Union Co., from January 2005 to October 2007 and its Senior Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2008 and had been its national lead litigation counsel since 1999. Mr. Herschmann has been a Partner in the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP since joining it in 1996. Prior to that time, he served as senior legal counsel for Citibank’s Investigations Division, Audit, where he managed a team of investigators supporting CitiCorp. on a global basis. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Herschmann was an Assistant District Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel for the New York County District Attorney's Office.

Ronald Kaplan

Mr. Ronald W. (Ron) Kaplan is Independent Director of the Company since December 2015. Mr. Kaplan has served as chairman of the board of directors of Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX), a major manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railings and other outdoor items made from recycled materials, since August 2015. From May 2010 to August 2015, Mr. Kaplan served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trex Company, Inc. From January 2008 to May 2010, Mr. Kaplan served as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Trex Company, Inc. From February 2006 through December 2007, Mr. Kaplan served as Chief Executive Officer of Continental Global Group, Inc., a manufacturer of bulk material handling systems. For 26 years prior to this, Mr. Kaplan was employed by Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), an international industrial services and products company, at which he served in a number of capacities, including as senior vice president, operations, and, from 1994 through 2005, as President of Harsco Corporation’s Gas Technologies Group, which manufactures containment and control equipment for the global gas industry.

Ofer Tsimchi

Mr. Ofer Tsimchi is Independent Director of the Company since December 2014. He is a managing partner of Danbar Group Ltd., a management services firm, which he co-founded in 2006. Mr. Tsimchi served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Polysack Plastic Industries Ltd., which develops and manufactures film products for high-shrink labels, candy wrappers and agro-textiles, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Tismchi has been a director of Redhill Biopharma (NASDAQ: RDHL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on gastrointestinal diseases, since 2011, Maabarot Products Ltd., Israel’s leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of a wide range of advanced nutrition and health products for people and pets, since 2014, and Kidron Industrial Materials Ltd., a manufacturer of chemical preparations, since 2003. From 2003 until 2005, he served as director and Chief Executive Officer of Kidron Industrial Holdings Ltd. Group, a manufacturer of precision molded plastic products and components. From 2002 until 2003, Mr. Tismchi was a Business Development Manager of ProSeed Capital Fund, a venture capital firm. From 2000 until 2001, Mr. Tismchi acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Insider Financial Services Ltd. From 1997 until 2000, Mr. Tsimchi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Inbar Moulded Fiberglass and from 1993 until 1997 as its Vice President of Marketing and Sales.