Yair Seroussi, former chairman of Bank Hapoalim (Israel’s largest Bank) from 2009-2016, and former head of Morgan Stanley Israel from 1993-2009, has vast business experience in the public and private market, with emphasis on Israel-International markets. Currently, in addition to his role on ZIM’s board, Mr. Seroussi is chairman of Enlight renewable energy, a fast-growing tech investment company. He is the former chairman of Mediterranean Towers; a current board member of Stratasys, a world leader in the field of 3D printing, listed on NASDAQ; and a member of the investment committee of Menora Mivtachim, Israel’s largest pension fund. Mr Seroussi, who has served as a board member and chairman of investment committees in various entities, started his career at the ministry of Finance, where he held a number of senior positions. Mr Seroussi is also active in non-profit organizations, including as a co-founder of Tovanot Bechinuch, dedicated to making schools in urban periphery a source of inspiration, Chairman of the Eli Hurvits institute for corporate strategy, in the Tel Aviv University, a member of the board of governors at the Hebrew university, the Weizmann institute of Science, and Shenkar School of design. Mr. Seroussi holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and political science from the Hebrew University.
Flemming Robert Jacobs has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2014. Mr. Jacobs currently serves as a non-executive director of Danish Maritime Days, a non-profit public/private partnership between Danish Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Shipowners’Association, which he founded in 2014. Mr. Jacobs has over 40 years of experience in the shipping and transportation industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Jacobs has served in various executive positions in A.P.Moller - Maersk particularly its global container business, and later until 2003 as Group President and CEO of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd.Mr. Jacobs holds a Commercial Diploma from HHK Copenhagen Business School and completed a Management Course at Harvard Business School.
Dr. Karsten Karl-Georg Liebing has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2014. Dr. Liebing has served as Managing Partner of HAMMONIA Reederei GmbH & Co. KG since 2008 and as Managing Director of HAMMONIA Reederei GmbH & Co. KG. since 2005. He has also served as a Member of the Management Board at HCI Hammonia Shipping AG since 2007 and as a Member of the Supervisory Board at HCI Capital AG since 2013. Dr. Liebing holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Hanover in Hanover, Germany and a master’s degree in business administration and doctoral degree in economics from the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.
Birger Johannes Meyer-Gloeckner has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2014. He has served in various senior management positions at the CONTI Group and has served as Managing Director of CONTI HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG since 2017. Mr. Meyer-Gloeckner holds a degree in economics from Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald, Germany.
Yoav Moshe Sebba has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2011. In 1998, Mr. Sebba joined the XT Group, a global holding company operating in diverse industrial fields, including shipping, energy, chemicals, automotive, media and high tech investments. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Sebba served in Yozma Venture Capital, one of Israel’s prominent venture capital funds in which the XT Group was a founding partner, as a principal and a partner. From 2006 to present, Mr. Sebba has served at XT Hi-Tech, initially as a Vice President and currently as a Managing Director. Prior to joining the XT Group, Mr. Sebba served as a project manager and industrial engineer at one of Israel's leading commercial banks and at a leading consulting firm. Mr. Sebba also currently serves on the boards of directors of Phytech, Sofwave, Epitomee, Healthy.io, Cymbio and Vessle. Mr. Sebba holds a bachelor’s degree in management and industrial engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel.
Nir Epstein has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2014 for a period of a few months and rejoined in 2018. He has served as the CEO of Epstein Capital, an independent boutique investment and merchant banking house offering a full range of M&A and financial advisory services established in 2005. Mr. Epstein holds a LL.B degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD University in France.
Yair Caspi has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2019. Mr. Caspi also serves as Chairman of O.P.C. E Energy Ltd and as a director in Israel Corporation Ltd since 2019 and in Oil Refineries Ltd since 2020. Mr. Caspi has served as a managing and senior partner at the commercial law firm of Caspi & Co. from 1998 to 2018. Mr. Caspi holds a LLB in Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and an International Executive master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University.
Liat Tennenholtz is currently serving as VP M&A and as a member of the senior management of Matrix IT Ltd., a multi-billion global Israeli technology corporation traded on the TASE, having joined Matrix as VP Business Development in 2018. Ms. Tennenholtz also serves as a director in Navitas Buckskin Finance Ltd. a public company traded on the TASE, in which she also acts as the head of the financial statements review committee, and as a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee since 2017. Prior to her current positions in Matrix, Ms. Tennenholtz worked on complex local and international deals carrying various positions including Commercial Finance Business Partner in Amdocs Limited, a multi-billion global IT company traded on Nasdaq, Business Development Manager and Corporate Affairs Manager in Navitas Petroleum LP, a global energy entity traded on the TASE, and CPA and Attorney for international tax department in KPMG's Israel branch. Ms. Tennenholtz holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an LL.B both from Tel Aviv University, studied Mathematics in UCLA, and is a licensed lawyer and a certified public accountant in Israel.
William (Bill) Shaul is a UK Chartered Accountant and works as an independent business consultant. Mr. Shaul's current clients range from public companies, private equity funds, private businesses and high net worth individuals. Mr. Shaul also currently serves as a director of an Israeli based technology company (Interactive Optical Technologies Group Ltd). Mr. Shaul worked for KPMG in the UK between 1988 and 2019 during the last 24 years of which he was a tax partner. Mr. Shaul spent much of his time at KPMG working with large, global listed companies, as well as with high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Shaul holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University.