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Board of Directors
Shlomo Rodav – Chairman
Shlomo Rodav was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013 following which he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has served since 1990 and until 2007 as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as of 2007 as a director of Kerur Holdings Ltd., Jafora-Tabori Ltd., Tapugan Industries Ltd. (in Tapugan until 2011) and Israel Lighterage & Supply Co. Ltd. and as a director on the Board of Directors of Metzad Ateret Ltd. From 1994 until 2011 he served as a director and CEO of Waste Management Israel Ltd. and from 2000 until 2003 as a director and CEO of InirU Israel Ltd. and InirU Wireless Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Rodav served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO (CEO during 2004-2005) of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. Between 2007 and 2011, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bezeq Israel Telecommunication Company Ltd., Pelephone Communications Ltd., Bezeq International Company Ltd., Bezeq Online Ltd., DBS Satellite Service (1998) Ltd. (YES), and Walla Ltd. and between 2011 and 2012 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tnuva Ltd., and its subsidiaries. Mr. Rodav holds a BA in Economics from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA degree from Columbia University.
Ilan Ben Dov
Mr.Ilan Ben Dov
serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and Suny Electronics Ltd and previously had served as Joint Chief Executive Officer for approximately fifteen years (until May 2009). Mr. Ben Dov serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scailex Corporation Ltd. Mr. Ben Dov also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tau Tsuot Ltd. He also currently serves as a director of Tapuz Anashim Ltd., Derech HaLotus Ltd., Refuat Halotus Ltd., Tao Tsuot Real Estate Ltd., Ben Dov Investments Ltd., I. Ben Dov Investments Ltd., Harmony (Ben Dov) Ltd., as well as subsidiaries of Suny.
Dr. Michael J. Anghel
Dr. Michael J. Anghel
became a director of Partner in March 2006. From 1977 to 1999, he led the Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. (of the IDB Group) activities in the fields of technology and communications. Dr. Anghel was instrumental in founding Tevel, one of the first Israeli cable television operators and later in founding Cellcom – the second Israeli cellular operator. In 1999 he founded CAP Ventures, an advanced technology investment company. From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Anghel served as CEO of DCM, the investment banking arm of the Israel Discount Bank. He has been involved in various technology enterprises and has served on the Boards of Directors of various major Israeli corporations and financial institutions including Elron, Elbit, Nice, Gilat, American Israeli Paper Mills, Maalot (the Israeli affiliate of Standard and Poor’s) and Hapoalim Capital Markets. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Syneron Medical Ltd., Evogene Ltd., Gravity Visual Effects and Design Ltd., Dan Hotels Ltd, Orbotech Ltd. and the Strauss-Group Ltd. He is also the chairman of the Center for Educational Technology. Prior to launching his business career, Dr. Anghel served as a full-time member of the Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration of the Tel Aviv University, where he taught finance and corporate strategy. He currently serves as Chairman of the Tel Aviv University’s Executive Program. Dr. Anghel holds a B.A. (Economics) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. (Finance) from Columbia University in New York. Mr. Anghel is an independent director as well as an external director and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Security Committee of the Company.
Mr. Barry Ben-Zeev (Woolfson)
has been providing strategic business consulting services since 2009. He served as the deputy-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Bank Hapoalim in 2008. He joined the bank in 1978 and served in a variety of senior positions in the branch system and the international division including New York. He served in the following executive positions prior to becoming Deputy-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer: Deputy-Chief Executive Officer, Head of International Private Banking during the years 2002-2006 and Deputy-Chief Executive Officer and Head of Client Asset Management during the years 2006-2007. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange during the years 2006-2007 and as the chairman of Bank Hapoalim Switzerland and Poalim Asset Management during the years 2002-2006. He received both his Bachelor's degree in Economics and his Masters in Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University.
Mrs. Osnat Ronen
has served as a General Partner of Viola Private Equity since January 2008. From 2001 until 2007, Ms. Ronen was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Leumi & Co. Investment House, the private equity investment arm and investment banking services arm of the Leumi Group. Between 2004 and 2007, Mrs. Ronen was the Deployment Strategy & Execution Manager of the Bachar reform implementation of the Leumi Group. Prior to these positions, she was Deputy Head of the Subsidiaries Division of The Leumi Group from 1999 until 2001. Mrs. Ronen was also a member of several Boards of Directors on behalf of Leumi group including: Paz group, Direct Insurance ltd, Leumi Card, Fox – Wizel ltd, Arab Israeli Bank, Leumi Mortgage Bank and more. Currently, Mrs. Ronen serves as a Director of D-Pharm ltd, Amiad Filtration Systems ltd, Aeronautics ltd, AudioCodes ltd and Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. Mrs. Ronen holds an M.B.A. degree and a BSc degree in mathematics and computer science from the Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Yahel Shachar
joined Scailex Corporation Ltd. in December 2001 as Chief Financial Officer. For the last four years, Mr. Shachar serves as Chief Executive Officer of Scailex Corporation Ltd. Previously, Mr. Shachar served as Chief Operating Officer at BVR Technologies Ltd. for three years. Mr. Shachar hold an LL.M. degree from the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an LL.B. degree from the Tel-Aviv University and he is a member of the Israeli and New York bar associations.
Arik Steinberg became a director of Partner in January 2012. He served from 2006-2010 as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Psagot Investment House, Ltd/, as well as other companies in the Psagot Group, leading and overseeing the business strategies of the Psagot Group. Mr. Steinberg served as chairman on behalf of York Capital. In addition, he served on Board of Directors of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Mr.Steinberg also served between 1999 - 2003 as CEO of Ilanot Batucha Investment House from the IDB Group. as well as a director of Maalot - Israel’s rating company (business partner of S&P).Prior to that, Mr. Steinberg served as Managing Director of Etgar- Portfolio Management Trust Co. owned by Bank Mizrahi. He also served on the Advisory Boards of Mobileye Technologies and Novatrans Group SA. Mr. Steinberg studied Economics at Tel-Aviv University.
Adam Chesnoff was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc, responsible for overseeing the company’s investment and business activities, including private equity and public market investments. Mr. Chesnoff is a member of the Board of Directors of Univision Communications Inc., the largest Spanish-language media company in the United States; a member of the Board of Directors of Celestial Tiger Entertainment Ltd., an owner and operator of pay television channels across Asia; a member of the Board of Commissioners of MNC Ltd., an Indonesian media company; and of MNC Sky Vision Ltd., Indonesia’s largest pay television operator. In addition, Mr. Chesnoff served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG from 2003 until 2007.From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Chesnoff served on the Board of Directors of Bezeq Israel Telecommunication Company Ltd. Mr. Chesnoff holds a BA in Economics and Business from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.
Fred Gluckman was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc. In this position, Mr. Gluckman is responsible for all financial, accounting and tax functions of the firm, and has been an active member of the firm’s investment team since joining the firm in 2003. Mr. Gluckman is a member of the Board of Directors of Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) and serves on its Audit Committee. Mr. Gluckman’s experience prior to Saban Capital Group includes international and domestic advisory work in the London and Southern California practices of Deloitte. Mr. Gluckman is actively engaged in the community, serving on multiple boards of national and local charitable organizations. Mr. Gluckman is a CPA and holds a BS in Economics from Wharton Business School and studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Arieh Saban was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013. He has served since 2010 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saban Brands Israel Ltd. From 1983 until 2002 Mr. Saban served as the CEO of Israel Audio-Visual Corporation, a media distribution, licensing and merchandising agency that he founded. From 2000 until 2002 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fox Kids Israel, a joint venture with Fox Kids Europe. From 2005 until 2012 Mr. Saban served on the Boards of Directors of the following companies: Keshet Broadcasting Ltd., Pelephone, Yes, Bezeq and Bezeq International.
Sumeet Jaisinghani was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013. He is a Director at Saban Capital Group. Mr. Jaisinghani is responsible for Saban’s principal investment activities in Asia and is head of the firm’s Hong Kong office. In addition to being on the Board of Directors of Partner, Mr. Jaisinghani is a member of the Board of Directors of Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) and an observer on the Board of Directors of Taomee. Mr. Jaisinghani played a key role in Saban’s investments in Partner, Media Nusantara Citra, MNC Sky Vision, CTE and Taomee. Mr. Jaisinghani was also involved with Saban’s controlling investment in Bezeq Telecommunications until its sale in April 2010. Prior to joining Saban, Mr. Jaisinghani worked as an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of J.P. Morgan in New York. Mr. Jaisinghani holds a BS in Finance and Management, with high distinction, from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Elon Shalev was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SHL Telemedicine Ltd. and as a senior advisor to the Saban Capital Group. Mr. Shalev was the founder of Channel 2 news and from 1993 to 1995 served as its Chief Executive Officer. From 1996-1999, he served as Editor in Chief of “Yediot Aharonot”, and in 2000-2001 he served as Executive Vice President of Discount investment Corporation Ltd. of the IDB group. From 2004-2012, Mr. Shalev served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Logia Ltd., a mobile content solutions provider. Mr. Shalev served in the past as a director of the Board of Directors of Bezeq Israel Telecommunication Company Ltd., DBS Satellite Service (1998) Ltd. (YES) and Bezeq International Company Ltd. Mr. Shalev holds a BA degree in Political Science from Tel Aviv University.
Yoav Rubinstein was appointed to the Board of Directors of Partner effective as of January 2013. He joined SHL Telemedicine Ltd. as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development in March 2012. Previously, Mr. Rubinstein served as an investment professional at Apax Partners for nine years and as Senior Advisor to Saban Capital Group. Mr. Rubinstein holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
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