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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Federmann

76 2000 Chairman of the Board

Bezhalel Machlis

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer

David Federmann

44 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Joseph Gaspar

70 2008 Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Raanan Horowitz

2007 President & Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Systems of America (a subsidiary)

Yuval Ramon

53 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Yehoshua Yehuda

52 2016 Executive Vice President-Chief Technology Officer

David Block Temin

63 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Counsel

Ran Kril

48 2015 Executive Vice President - International Marketing and Business Development

Jonathan Ariel

62 2012 Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Shelly Gordon

58 2015 Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Elad Aharonson

45 2015 Executive Vice President and General Manager – ISTAR Division

Haim Delmar

49 2018 Executive Vice President and General Manager - C4I and Cyber Division

Zeev Gofer

66 2009 Executive Vice President – Strategic and Business Development - North America

Edgar Maimon

64 2013 Executive Vice President and General Manager - EW and SIGINT Elisra Division

Avi Mizrachi

61 2017 Executive Vice President-Business Development-Israel & Southeast Asia

Ilan Pacholder

64 2015 Executive Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions and Financing

Yoram Shmuely

58 2013 Executive Vice President and General Manager – Aerospace Division

Yehuda Vered

61 2013 Executive Vice President and General Manager – Land and C4I Division

Rina Baum

74 2001 Director

Dov Ninveh

71 2013 Director

Yoram Ben-Zeev

75 2014 Independent Director

Yehoshua Gleitman

70 2010 External (Independent) Director

Ehood Nisan

52 2016 Independent Director

Yuli Tamir

65 2015 Independent Director

Ehud Helft

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Federmann

Mr. Michael Federmann serves as Chairman of the Board at Elbit Systems Ltd since July 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 46% of the Company’s outstanding ordinary 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 serves as chair of the board of directors of Dan Hotels. He serves as the president of the Israel - Germany 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.

Bezhalel Machlis

Mr. Bezhalel Machlis serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Elbit Systems Ltd since January 1, 2013. Machlis has served as the Company’s President and CEO since 2013. From 2008 until 2012, he served as executive vice president and general manager – land and C4I division, after serving as corporate vice president and general manager – land systems and C4I since 2004. In 2003, he served as corporate vice president and general manager – ground, C4I and battlefield systems. From 2000 until 2002, he served as vice president – battlefield and information systems. Mr. Machlis joined Elbit Ltd. in 1991 and held various management positions in the battlefield and information systems area. Prior to that, he served as an artillery officer in the IDF, where he holds the rank of colonel (reserves). Mr. Machlis holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of arts degree in computer science from the Technion and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. He is a graduate of Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

David Federmann

Mr. David Federmann serves as Vice Chairman of the Board at Elbit Systems Ltd since November 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 (the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University) and several other private companies. David Federmann is the son of the Board chair. Mr. Federmann holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from New York University.

Joseph Gaspar

Mr. Joseph Gaspar serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Elbit Systems Ltd since April 2008. His work experience includes the following roles: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President at the Company (2001-April 2008), Corporate Vice President - Strategy, Technology and Subsidiaries at the Company (July 2000-2001), Corporate Vice President, Marketing and Business Development of Elop Electro-Optic Industries Ltd (1996-2000), Vice President and General Manager of Elop’s Optronics product division and Co-Manager of an Elop subsidiary in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering, with advanced studies in digital signal processing and communication, from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Raanan Horowitz

Mr. Raanan Horowitz serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, since October 2007. His work experience includes the following roles: Executive Vice President and General Manager of EFW (2001-2007), held various management positions with EFW and other U.S. subsidiaries of the Company (1991-2001), Senior Program Manager at Elbit Ltd (1989-1991), Member of the executive committee of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association and Member of the executive committee of the national board of directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mr. Horowitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Tel-Aviv University, and a MBA degree from Seidman School of Business of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Yuval Ramon

Mr. Yuval Ramon serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Elbit Systems Ltd since October 2015. From 2014 until his current appointment, he served as vice president - corporate operations. Prior to that, from 1998 - 2013, he served in a number of management positions in Elbit Systems of America, including as senior vice president of operations, site lead at the Merrimack operations and director of sales and contracts for the Fort Worth operations. He joined Elbit Systems in 1994 as a sales and contract manager. Mr. Ramon holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and economics from the Technion.

Yehoshua Yehuda

Mr. Yehoshua (Shuki) Yehuda serves as Executive Vice President-Chief Technology Officer at Elbit Systems Ltd since January 2016. From 2008 until his current appointment, he served as Elisra’s vice president and chief technology officer as well as general manager - radar solutions business unit. Prior to that he served in a number of management positions in Elisra, which he joined in 2000. Prior to joining Elisra, Mr. Yehuda served as an officer in the IDF, holding command positions in the Intelligence Corps. Mr. Yehuda holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University and a master of science degree in neural computation from the Hebrew University. He is a graduate of Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

David Block Temin

Mr. David Block Temin serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Counsel at Elbit Systems Ltd since January 2012. Temin has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Counsel since 2012, after serving as executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief compliance officer since 2008. Prior to that he served as corporate vice president and general counsel since 2000 and as general counsel since 1996. From 1987 to 1996, he was a legal advisor to Elbit Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Block Temin was an attorney with law firms in New York City. Mr. Block Temin received a juris doctor degree as well as a master of arts degree in international relations from Stanford University and holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Maryland. He is admitted to the Israeli bar.

Ran Kril

Mr. Ran Kril serves as Executive Vice President - International Marketing and Business Development at Elbit Systems Ltd since September 2015. His work experience includes the following roles: Vice President-Marketing and Sales in the Aerospace division at the Company (2013-September 2015) and Vice President-Sales and Contracts in the Aerospace division at the Company (2007-2013). He joined the Company in 1997. Mr. Kril holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Management from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in Management from Polytechnic University of New York.

Jonathan Ariel

Mr. Jonathan Ariel serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Elbit Systems Ltd since January 2012. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since 2012, after serving as senior vice president and general counsel since 2008. He joined Elbit Systems in 1996 and has held several positions within the legal department, including vice president and general counsel of Elop. Prior to joining Elbit Systems, Mr. Ariel served as a legal advisor both in-house and in private law firms in Israel and the U.S. Mr. Ariel holds an L.L.B degree in law from Tel-Aviv University and is admitted to the Israeli Bar.

Shelly Gordon

Dr. Shelly Gordon serves as Executive Vice President - Human Resources at Elbit Systems Ltd since October 2015. From 2012 until joining Elbit Systems, she headed executive education at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzilya. From 2005 until 2012, Dr. Gordon served as vice president - organizational development and talent management at Amdocs Limited and served as vice president - human resources at Elite Confectionary Ltd. from 2000 until 2005. Prior to that, she worked as an independent consultant with management teams and senior managers, leading major transformations in varied organizations and industries. Dr. Gordon received a bachelor’s degree in education and art from the Hebrew University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tel-Aviv University and a doctorate in management studies from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K.

Elad Aharonson

Mr. Elad Aharonson serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager – ISTAR Division at Elbit Systems Ltd since April 2015. He has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager - ISTAR Division since 2015. From 2011 until his current appointment, he served as executive vice president and general manager - UAS Division, after serving as vice president - UAV systems since 2009. He joined Elbit Systems in 2004 and held various senior program management positions relating to UAS. Prior to that, Mr. Aharonson served as an officer in the IDF holding command positions in the Artillery Branch and in the Ground Forces’ UAV unit. Mr. Aharonson holds an L.L.B. degree in law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Hebrew University

Haim Delmar

Mr. Haim Delmar is appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager – C4I and Cyber Division in November 2018, after serving as senior vice president for C4ISR & HLS in the land & C4I division since 2009. Mr. Delmar joined Elbit Systems in 1993 and held various engineering and management positions in the battlefield and information systems area. From 2000 until 2004, he served in executive positions at Utopy Inc. and Mobilitec Inc. in the telecommunication and data mining fields, returning to Elbit Systems in 2004. Mr. Delmar holds a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the Technion and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Zeev Gofer

Mr. Zeev Gofer serves as Executive Vice President – Strategic and Business Development - North America at Elbit Systems Ltd since August 2009. From 2008 until his current appointment he was executive vice president – business development and marketing, after serving as corporate vice president – business development and marketing since 2003. He previously served as corporate vice president and as co-general manager – aircraft and helicopter upgrades and systems from 2000 until 2003. From 1999 until 2000, he was vice president – aircraft upgrades and airborne systems division, having served as division manager since 1996. He joined Elbit Ltd. in 1982 and held various management positions, including director of the aircraft upgrade division, director of a major aircraft upgrade program, director of avionics system engineering and technical manager of the Lavi aircraft avionics program. Mr. Gofer holds bachelor’s and master of science degrees in electronic engineering from the Technion and a master of science of management degree from the Polytechnic University of New York.

Edgar Maimon

Mr. Edgar Maimon serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager - EW and SIGINT Elisra Division at Elbit Systems Ltd since February 2013. From 2005 until his current appointment Mr. Maimon served as vice president of marketing and business development at Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra Ltd. (Elisra). He joined Elisra in 2004. Prior to that Mr. Maimon served for 26 years in the IAF, where he retired with the rank of colonel. He served as the head of the IAF’s C4I systems engineering department and held several additional senior positions in the IAF. Mr. Maimon holds a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from Ben Gurion University.

Avi Mizrachi

Mr. Avi Mizrachi serves as Executive Vice President-Business Development-Israel and Southeast Asia at Elbit Systems Ltd since January 2017. after serving as executive vice president - business development - Southeast Asia since 2014. He joined Elbit Systems in 2013 as a senior vice president in the corporate marketing department. Prior to that, Mr. Mizrachi completed 33 years of service in the IDF, retiring with the rank of major general. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the commander of the IDF’s Central Command. Prior to that he held a number of senior command positions including head of the Technology and Logistics Branch and commander of the IDF’s Ground Forces. Mr. Mizrachi holds a bachelor of arts degree in computer science and business administration from Pace University in New York and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Ilan Pacholder

Mr. Ilan Pacholder serves as Executive Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions and Financing at Elbit Systems Ltd since August 2009. in addition to his position as Executive Vice President – Financing to which he was appointed in 2008. From 2008 until 2015, he also served as executive vice president - offset. During 2007, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of Tadiran Communications Ltd. Mr. Pacholder served as corporate secretary and vice president – finance and capital markets of Elbit Systems from 2003 until 2006. From 2001 until 2003, he served as vice president – finance. Mr. Pacholder joined Elbit Ltd. in 1994 and held various senior positions in the finance department. Prior to joining Elbit Ltd. he served as the chief financial officer for Sanyo Industries in New York. Before that Mr. Pacholder worked for Bank Leumi in New York and held the position of vice president in the international and domestic lending departments. Mr. Pacholder holds a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and economics from Queens College in New York and an MBA in finance and investments from Adelphi University.

Yoram Shmuely

Mr. Yoram Shmuely serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager – Aerospace Division at Elbit Systems Ltd since 2013. after serving as executive vice president and co-general manager of the aerospace division since 2008. Mr. Shmuely served as corporate vice president and co-general manager – airborne and helmet systems since 2003. He served as corporate vice president and general manager – helmet mounted systems from 2000 until 2003. From 1998 until 2000, he was vice president – helmet mounted systems division. From 1996 until 1998, he served as president of a U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems. Mr. Shmuely joined Elbit Ltd. in 1990 and served as director of Elbit Ltd.’s helmet mounted display business. He served as a fighter aircraft pilot in the IAF. Mr. Shmuely holds a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from the Technion.

Yehuda Vered

Mr. Yehuda (Udi) Vered serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager – Land and C4I Division at Elbit Systems Ltd since 2013. after serving as executive vice president and general manager of the land and C4I division since 2013. From 2009 until 2013, Mr. Vered served as executive vice president – service solutions as well as vice president – marketing for the land and C4I division. Prior to that, since 2004 he served as chief financial officer and vice president for contracts and sales of the land and C4I division. Mr. Vered joined Elbit Systems in 2003 as vice president for contracts and sales and chief financial officer – ground, C4I and battlefield systems. Before that, he served as an aircrew officer in the IAF, where he holds the rank of colonel (reserves). Mr. Vered holds a bachelor of arts degree in management and economics from Tel-Aviv University, an MBA from Ben Gurion University and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Rina Baum

Ms. Rina Baum serves as Director at Elbit Systems Ltd since 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 and Etanit Building Products Ltd. (Etanit), and holds other managerial positions with investee companies of FEL. Mrs. Baum holds an L.L.B. degree in law from the Hebrew University

Dov Ninveh

Mr. Dov Ninveh serves as Director at Elbit Systems Ltd since November 2013. 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).

Yoram Ben-Zeev

Mr. Yoram Ben-Zeev serves as Independent Director at Elbit Systems Ltd since 2014. 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 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. BenZeev 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 the 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.

Yehoshua Gleitman

Dr. Yehoshua Jacob (Shuki) Gleitman serves as External (Independent) Director at Elbit Systems Ltd since March 4, 2010. Dr. Gleitman serves as the chair of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. His work experience includes the following roles: Managing Partner at Platinum VC (from 2001), Chair of the Board of Directors at Capital Point Ltd and GIBF - Guangzhou Israel Bio Tech Fund, Director at Teuza - A Fairchild Technology Venture Ltd, Chief Executive Officer and Director at SFKT Ltd (2000-2005), Chief Executive Officer at Ampal-American Israel Corporation (1997-1999), has held various Senior Management roles in the Israeli Government, Director General and Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade, Chair at the U.S.-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation, Joint Chair at the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission, Managing Director at AIMS Ltd, Vice President and General Manager at Elop Electro-Optic Industries Ltd-Marine and Aerial operations, Head of the Laser Branch-Israel Ministry of Defense and Honorary Consul General of Singapore to Israel. Dr. Gleitman holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate of Science degree in Physical Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Ehood Nisan

Prof. Ehood (Udi) Nisan serves as Independent Director at Elbit Systems Ltd since 2016. He is a member of the board of Bezalel Academy of Art and chair of its finance committee, and an External Director of Harel Insurance Finance Services Ltd., and Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. 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 economics and public policy from the Hebrew University. 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.

Yuli Tamir

Prof. Yuli Tamir serves as Independent Director at Elbit Systems Ltd since 2015. She has served since 2010 as the President of Shenkar College, a public college in Ramat-Gan, Israel. Before that, 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 bachelor of science degree in biology and 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.

Ehud Helft