Delek Group is an independent E&P and the pioneering visionary behind the development of the East Med.
With major finds in the Levant Basin, including the Leviathan (21.4 TCF) and Tamar (11.2 TCF) reservoirs and others, Delek is leading the region’s development into a major natural gas export hub. In addition, Delek has embarked on an international expansion with a focus on high-potential opportunities in the North Sea and North America. Delek Group is one of Israel’s largest and most prominent companies with a consistent track record of growth. Its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE:DLEKG) and are part of the TA 35 Index.
Mr. Shimon Doron previously served as VP of Planning and Logistics at Bar-Ilan University and is the owner of a strategic consulting firm. He currently serves as joint CEO of the Island Hotel in Netanya, and as member of administration of the Sephardi Federation in Jerusalem.
Board Committees: Committee for reviewing the financial statements, compensation committee, and audit committee
Education: MA in Political Science and International Relations, Open University
DIRECTOR SINCE 2012
Ms. Elroy is active in Israel’s real estate and wholesale/retail trade industries. She is the owner and CEO of Pharmacin Ltd., and Baraka Or Holdings Ltd. She currently serves as a director of Delek Israel Fuel Corp. Ltd. and Delek Drilling Management (1993) Ltd.
Education: B.A. in Special Education and Humanities from the University of Tel Aviv.
RONI RON MILO
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR SINCE 2015
Mr. Milo, an attorney, served as Chairman of the Board of Azorim Investment Ltd. of the IDB Group and Chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald Israel, as well as a board member of Bank Yahav, American Israeli Paper Mills Ltd. Group and Kardan Real Estate. Previously, he was a member of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament) for six terms,
serving as Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Acting Minister of the Interior, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Labor and Welfare, Minister of Homeland Security, and a Member of the Ministerial Council on Security, Minister of Health and Minister for Regional Cooperation. He also served as the Mayor of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa from 1993 to 1998.
Board Committees: Audit Committee
Current Business Directorships: Mr Milo is hosting a TV show about current issues.
Education: LL.B from Tel-Aviv University
YITZHAK (ISAAC) TSHUVA
CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER, DIRECTOR SINCE 2014
Mr. Tshuva is an Israeli entrepreneur and businessman with global business operations. He is responsible for the discovery, beginning in 2000, of major natural gas reserves offshore Israel that enabled the country to become energy independent and to emerge as an international energy player.
In 1998, Mr. Tshuva acquired control of Delek Group, leading the company in a substantial expansion of its operations and transforming the company into a diversified global corporation with interests in upstream and downstream energy, insurance and financial services and automotive, among others. In pursuit of Mr. Tshuva’s vision, and in partnership with Noble Energy, since 2000 Delek Group has discovered substantial offshore natural gas reserves in Israel and Cyprus, including the Leviathan field, the world’s largest gas reserve discovered in deep water in the last decade.
Other: As an outgrowth of his personal vision and beliefs, Mr. Tshuva promotes economic ventures and partnerships between Israel and its neighbors to enable the advancement of the peace process and to pave the way for important shared achievements between Israel and its regional neighbors.
CHAIRMAN, DIRECTOR SINCE 2003
Mr. Last is the Chairman of Delek Group and of several of its subsidiaries and affiliates. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Last served as CEO of Delek Group Ltd., and, from 1998 to 2001, as Managing Director of the Israeli Society of Insurance Companies and the Israeli Association of Life Insurance Companies Ltd.
Mr. Last also served as a Commander of Tel Aviv district in the Israeli Police Force between 1993 and 1996, and as a Vice Inspector General of the Israeli Police Force from 1996 to 1998.
Board Committees: Investment Committee
Education: LL.B from Tel Aviv University; MA in Political Science and Mathematics, with honors, from Haifa University; AMP (Advanced Management Program for Executive Officers) at Harvard University. Awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by Netanya Academic College.
ADV. BOAZ M. SCHNITZER
HEAD OF GLOBAL TAXATION & STRUCTURING SINCE 2016. DEPUTY CEO SINCE 2020
Mr. Schnitzer has provided the management teams of the Delek Group and its Energy affiliates with strategic tax and structuring advice in connection with M&A and financing transactions.
Mr. Schnitzer has also provided strategic legal and tax advice to the Tshuva Group
since 2008 in connection with its global business operations and served as a director in several of its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining the Tshuva Group, Mr. Schnitzer was a partner with Ernst & Young Israel and was a tax associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.
Education: Mr. Schnitzer holds an LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law and an LLB from the College of Management School of Law, and is admitted to the bars of both Israel and the State of New York.
HEAD OF ENERGY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & M&A SINCE 2017
Mr. Sarne joined Delek Group in 2017 as the Head of its energy business development and international M&A activities. For the previous six years, Mr. Sarne worked at Noble Energy, first in Israel, where he was responsible for
Noble’s East Med business development activities, and then in Houston, where he was responsible for on-shore business development activity.
Education: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology; MBA from the University of Chicago
TREASURER SINCE 2004
Mr. Adar has served as the Treasurer of Delek Group and a number of its subsidiaries since 2004. Previously, Mr. Adar was Treasurer of Delek Israel (Delek, the Israel Fuel Corp.) for approximately 10 years.
Education:BA in Economics and MBA from Tel Aviv University
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER SINCE 2010
Prior to joining Delek Group, Mr. Barnea held various top management positions with banking and investment firms in the US and Israel for over 15 years.
Education:BA in Economics and Businessfrom the Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC), Israel
LEORA PRATT LEVIN
EXECUTIVE VP & CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL SINCE 2007
Ms. Pratt Levin has been with the Delek Group since 1999, serving as Legal Counsel for the Delek Real Estate Group and other subsidiaries. Previously, she served as legal counsel for the Tshuva Group.
Education:BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University; LLB from the University of Reading. Ms. Levin has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 1991.
EXECUTIVE VP AND CFO SINCE AUGUST 2020
Before assuming the position of Executive VP and CFO of Delek Group, Mr. Polikar held several senior positions in different sectors such as finance, energy and real estate. During his 25 years of top management experience Mr. Polikar served as the CEO of Aspen Group, CFO of Israel’s Electric Corporation, CEO of Sonol Israel, CFO of Azrieli Group and the CFO of Petrolgaz Group.
Education: MBA – Business Administration, BA – Accounting & Business Administration, CPA (Isr)
CEO SINCE 2020
Mr. Wallace was appointed the new CEO of Delek Group in January 2020, after previously serving as CEO of Tshuva Group, a group of private companies owned by Yitzhak Tshuva, the controlling shareholder of Delek Group (through Tashluz Investments and Holdings Ltd.).
In addition, since 2010, Mr. Wallace has served as a strategic advisor to the CEO of Delek Drilling. Mr. Wallace also serves as a director in a number of leading companies in the energy, real estate and media sectors.