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Isramco Inc (ISRL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Haim Tsuff

61 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Edy Francis

41 2017 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Zeev Koltovskoy

42 2012 Chief Accounting Officer

Anthony James

40 2013 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Max Pridgeon

50 2012 Lead Independent Director

Joseph From

64 2010 Independent Director

Nir Hasson

41 2014 Independent Director

Frans Sluiter

51 2011 Independent Director

Asaf Yarkoni

43 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Haim Tsuff

Mr. Haim Tsuff is Chairman of the Board, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Isramco, Inc. He has been a director of the Company since January 1996 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and President since May 1996 (Co-Chief Executive Officer since November 2017). Mr. Tsuff was also appointed President in 2012. Mr. Tsuff is the sole director and owner of United Kingsway Ltd. and Chairman of YHK General Manager Ltd. (which entity effectively controls Equital, J.O.E.L., Naphtha Petroleum, and Naphtha Holdings) and may be deemed to control the Company. Mr. Tsuff brings to our Board significant experience in international business, including the energy industry and finance.

Edy Francis

Mr. Edy Francis is an Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer of the Isramco, Inc. Mr. Francis was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer in November 2017 and has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2007. From December 2003 through August 2007, Mr. Francis was affiliated with the Tel Aviv based office of Brightman Almagor & Co., Certified Public Accountants and a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu where his areas of practice included auditing publicly traded companies, auditing internal controls, and preparing tax assessments.

Zeev Koltovskoy

Mr. Zeev Koltovskoy is an Chief Accounting Officer of the Isramco, Inc. Mr. Koltovskoy was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in December 2012 after serving as the Company’s Director of Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Koltovskoy served as Director of Finance for Israel Oil Company Ltd., an Israeli based affiliate, from June 2010 through August 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Koltovskoy worked for Allot Communications Ltd. as Assistant Controller and Compliance Manager from July 2009 through June 2010. From November 2005 through July 2009, Mr. Koltovskoy was employed at Deloitte Brightman Almagor & Company, certified public accountants, where he served in several positions including Audit Manager (August 2008 – July 2009).

Anthony James

Mr. Anthony James is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Isramco. Inc. Mr. James joined the Company in May 2013 and was appointed Secretary of the Company in August 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. James was employed at the law firm of Streit, Peterson, Hall & Keeney LLP in Houston, Texas as a partner (2013) and a participating associate (2010 to 2013). Prior to this, Mr. James was a solo practitioner from 2007 to 2010 where his practice focused on oil and gas related matters. Mr. James is board certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Max Pridgeon

Mr. Max Pridgeon is Lead Independent Director of the Isramco, Inc. Since January of 2016, Mr. Pridgeon operates a business focused on the international trading of antiques. From December 2002 to January 2016, Mr. Pridgeon served as a director and executive officer of Griffin Decorations, a business which he founded. From March 1995 through December 2002, he served as director of MAXIM Wholesale and Marketing Co., a company which he founded. Concurrently, from February 1999, Mr. Pridgeon has also served as a manager of sales for Europe and the Middle East for Blenfin XI, Netherlands, a company that engages in the distribution of wooden picture frames. From April 1996 through January 1999, Mr. Pridgeon served as a property acquisitions consultant to M.A. Realistic Estate, Netherlands, a company engaged in the ownership and management of hotels in the Netherlands. From September 1989 through March 1995, Mr. Pridgeon served as account manager and then export manager at VERNO Holland, a company engaged in the marketing and distribution of oil paintings. Mr. Pridgeon’s experience in managing and overseeing a diversified business practice equip him with the skill set needed by our Board.

Joseph From

Mr. Joseph From is Independent Director of Isramco Inc. Mr. From is employed as a drilling manager at Star Energy, a UK based energy company with a primary focus on gas storage development and the UK’s second largest onshore oil producer, a position that he has held since June 2007. Prior to joining Star Energy, from August 1998 to April 2007, Mr. From served as General Manager at Equital, an affiliate of the Company, where he was in charge of oil and gas activities and operations, including drilling and production and economic evaluation of oil and gas projects. From 1997 through 1998, he served as Chief Engineer (Oil and Gas division) at the Company where he oversaw drilling on onshore wells in Israel. Mr. From’s petroleum industry background and experience provides the Board with the experience and breadth needed to consider the options that are available in determining drilling/exploration issues.

Nir Hasson

Mr. Nir Hasson is Independent Director of Isramco. Inc. Mr. Hasson has more than 12 years of leadership and business experience mainly in the technology sector. Mr. Hasson is assuming a business development position at Akamai since 2015. Prior to Akamai, Mr. Hasson served as Director of Enterprise Sales at TrapX Security, a cyber security startup that provides protection against advanced threats. Before that, Mr. Hasson was employed by Jungo LTD, a company that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2013, and Jungo Connectivity LTD, a spinoff coming from Jungo LTD’s acquisition, in the positions of Director of Business Development from 2013 to 2014 and World Wide Sales Manager from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Jungo LTD, Mr. Hasson was employed by Check Point Software Technologies LTD, in the positions of Project Manager from 2007 to 2008, Team Leader from 2006 to 2007 and VoIP Security Engineer from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Hasson was also employed by Intel Corp as a Software Engineer between 2002 and 2004. Mr. Hasson’s experience in business development, entrepreneurship, and cyber security provide the Board with the experience and skill set needed by our Board.

Frans Sluiter

Mr. Frans Sluiter is an Independent Director of the Isramco, Inc. Mr. Sluiter is a Managing Partner with Gartner where he focuses on Energy clients, helping them shape solutions and bringing expertise to solve critical business issues. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Sluiter served as technology account lead for some of Accenture’s largest Oil and Gas clients, focused on increasing operational productivity through business transformation and solution integration. From 2003 to 2006, he served at Intelligroup, from 2004 onwards as Senior Vice President responsible for business development and project delivery for onsite and offshore SAP services. Throughout his career, Mr. Sluiter has acquired extensive experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including Oil and Gas. His broad corporate experience and connections in the industry add to the value he brings to our Board.

Asaf Yarkoni

Mr. Asaf Yarkoni is an Independent Director of the Isramco, Inc. Mr. Yarkoni is employed as the Chief Executive Officer of Direct Capital investments, a company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and as the Chief Financial Officer of StorOne, a start-up company involved in Storage solutions. Mr. Yarkoni is a certified public accountant with over four years of experience with a “Big Four” accounting firm and, prior to his employment at StorOne he served as the Integration and Business Development Manager at IBM and was the Chief Financial Officer of Storwize, a start-up company involved in the provision of data compression services that was acquired by IBM in 2010. Mr. Yarkoni has experience in public accounting and is familiar with the reporting requirements applicable to public companies, both in Israel and in the United States. Mr. Yarkoni brings significant financial and accounting knowledge and expertise to the Corporation and qualifies to serve as an “audit committee financial expert” under the rules of the SEC. Mr. Yarkoni’s experience as a certified public accountant was instrumental in his appointment to stand for election to our Board and is expected to provide our Board with a critical accounting perspective.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Haim Tsuff

360,000

Edy Francis

330,231

Zeev Koltovskoy

156,308

Anthony James

235,538

Max Pridgeon

--

Joseph From

--

Nir Hasson

--

Frans Sluiter

--

Asaf Yarkoni

--
As Of  31 Dec 2017