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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Benjamin Glinert

1999 Executive Chairman of the Board

Uzi Levami

2009 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

David Block

2009 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vice President - Sales

William Kessler

43 2009 Chief Financial Officer

Yosef Vax

2009 Group Vice President - Operations, Chief Operating Officer

Akiva Caspi

2009 Group Vice President - Marketing and New Business Development

Ron Ben-Ari

2015 Vice President of Diamond Manufacturing Activities

Tzafrir yehuda Engelhard

2013 Group’s Vice President of Business Development Polished Diamonds Trade

Rajeshwari Mehata

2013 Vice President of Business Development Polished Diamond Trade of Sarin India

Abraham Kerner

2009 Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Technological Officer

Aaron Jaffe

40 2014 Group’s General Counsel

Rajesh Rasiklal Kothari

2013 General Manager of Sarin India

Avraham Eshed

2006 Executive Director

Eyal Mashiah

2008 Executive Director

Ohad Axelrod

2013 General Manager of Sarine North America Inc

Beenita Chaurasia

2010 Vice President of Sales, Sarin India

Sudhir Rao

2012 Vice President of Finance, Sarin India

Ran Ziskind

2004 General Manager of Galatea Ltd.

Amir Zolty

Company Secretary

Ehud Harel

2004 Non-Executive Director

Hanoh Stark

2009 Non-Executive Director

Yehezkel Blum

2005 Independent Director

Kam Loon Chan

54 2005 Lead Independent Director

Choo Lin Ong

2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Benjamin Glinert

Mr. Daniel Benjamin Glinert serves as Executive Chairman of the Board at Sarin Technologies Ltd since 1999. He is also a Director in the Group’s subsidiaries, Sarin India, Sarin Color Technologies, Sarin Polishing Technologies, Sarin Hong Kong and Galatea. He has over 30 years experience in various high-technology industries (software, military, semiconductor and medical applications) in research, development and management positions in Israel and the USA. From 1972 to 1977, he served in the Israel Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of Major.

Uzi Levami

Mr. Uzi Levami serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since February 22, 2009. Previously, he served as Executive Director from December 11, 2008 until February 22, 2009. He is also a Director in the Group’s subsidiaries, Sarin India, Sarin Color Technologies, Sarin Polishing Technologies, Sarin Hong Kong and Galatea. He is one of the original founders of Sarin and has a history of founding high-tech companies (Compulite Ltd., Shalev Computer Systems Ltd. and EquipNet Ltd., a start-up spin-off of Interhightech (1982) Ltd.). Mr. Levami most recently held the position of Director of Business Development at MKS Instruments Inc., a publicly-traded US company supplying in excess of $700M of capital equipment to the semiconductor industry, after the most recent company he founded, EquipNet Ltd., was acquired by MKS. From 1973 to 1980, he was a Major in the Israel Defence Forces and in 1992 was awarded the prestigious Israel Defence Award by President Herzog.. Mr. Levami completed his studies towards a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the Weitzman Institute and holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude, from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

David Block

Mr. David Sydney Block serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vice President - Sales at Sarin Technologies Ltd since June, 2009. Mr. Block was the Chief Executive Officer of Sarin India from January, 2006 until June, 2009 while he was in charge of overall management of the operations and business in Sarin India, responsible for over 70% of the Group’s revenues and the management of over 100 employees. Before being assigned to Sarin India, Mr. Block was the Group’s Product Manager responsible for all the products aimed at the diamond manufacturing market. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Block worked at several Israeli high technology companies in the management of development projects, computer programming, quality assurance and technical writing positions. Mr. Block is responsible for overseeing the Group’s worldwide sales including its network of distributors and subsidiaries.. Mr. Block holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the College of Management Academic Studies in Tel Aviv.

William Kessler

Mr. William L. Kessler serves as Chief Financial Officer at Sarin Technologies Ltd since May 10, 2009. He has approximately 20 years of corporate and Wall Street experience, working with publicly-traded and private companies in Israel and the United States. From July, 2006 until May, 2009, Mr. Kessler served as the Principal Finance and Accounting Officer of XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. and was previously its Director of Finance as from January 2006, having served as a Financial Consultant to XTL during 2005, when he spearheaded the process of listing XTL for trading on the Nasdaq. From October 2003 until December 2005, he served as a Financial Consultant to Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., following the relocation of its headquarters to New York, after having served as their Controller in Israel from 2001 until September 2003. From 1996-2000., Mr. Kessler served as Chief Financial Officer for Interhightech (1982) Ltd. While on Wall Street, he worked as a research analyst at Wertheim Schroder & Co., covering media and entertainment companies. Mr. Kessler holds a Bachelors degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics and Mathematics from Yeshiva University and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.

Yosef Vax

Mr. Yosef Vax serves as Group Vice President - Operations, Chief Operating Officer at Sarin Technologies Ltd since March, 2009. Previously he served as Group Vice President – Operations from 2001 until March, 2009. He is responsible for production, purchasing, logistics, technical support, administration, quality control and human-resources at the Israeli parent company.. He is an Electronics Practical Engineer, holding a degree, from the Tel-Aviv College in Israel and is also a Certified Quality Manager from the A.L.D College for Certified Managers for Quality in Israel. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Vax spent over 15 years in various quality control management and inspection positions, in charge of quality control processes, inspection of electronics, electro-optics, optics and mechanical sub-assemblies and components manufacturing and customer care.

Akiva Caspi

Mr. Akiva Caspi serves as Group Vice President - Marketing and New Business Development at Sarin Technologies Ltd since March, 2009. Prior to this, since January, 2006 he was Vice President and Manager of the Manufacturing Market Business Activity. Mr. Caspi is responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing, including new product definition, product management and market communications. Prior to joining Sarin, he served as Director of Research & Development at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where he was responsible for integrating the new GIA cut system into optical scanning devices, Director of Marketing at Dialit, an Israeli company that develops, manufactures, and sells automatic polishing equipment, and Director of Technology for the Israel Diamond Institute, where he led the introduction of new technologies, such as optical scanning devices and improved laser technologies, to the diamond cutting industry. Mr. Caspi holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology..

Ron Ben-Ari

Mr Ron Ben-Ari is the Vice President of Diamond Manufacturing Activities, responsible for all products for the diamond manufacturing market, including the Galaxy™/ Solaris™ family of inclusion scanning solutions, rough diamond planning products, laser sawing and shaping systems, polishing quality aids and polished diamond Cut finishing and grading solutions. Prior to this appointment, he was, since January 2013, the Group’s Director with similar responsibilities. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Ben-Ari acted as the direct product manager of the rough diamond planning group of products (the DiaExpert™ and Advisor™ product lines) and managed the Galaxy™ / Solaris™ family of products during their first two years and participated in their launch, initial marketing drive and acceptance, ongoing development, etc. Prior to that, since joining Sarine in 2003, Ron Ben-Ari managed the Quality Assurance team in Sarine, responsible for testing all of Sarine’s products. Mr. Ben-Ari holds an MBA from the Kellog-Recanati School of Business, a joint degree from Northwestern University in the USA and Tel Aviv University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the IDC College in Israel.

Tzafrir yehuda Engelhard

Mr Tzafrir yehuda Engelhard has been the Group’s Vice President of Business Development Polished Diamonds Trade since 2013, responsible for the development of strategies, products and services for the Group’s new business endeavours in the online and retail trade of polished diamonds. Prior to this appointment, he was, since March 2010, the Group’s Director of Business Development with similar responsibilities. During 2009 (cut short for personal reasons), Mr. Engelhard was the CEO of Sarin India in charge of the overall management of the operations and business in Sarin India, and, specifically, the launch of Sarine’s first Galaxy™ inclusion mapping service centre in India. Prior to that, Mr. Engelhard served as a Product Manager, responsible for several of the Group’s products. Prior to joining Sarine, from 2007 to 2008, Mr. Engelhard worked at eTouchware, a software company that provides solutions for secure and efficient file transfers over the Internet, and, from 2004 to 2007, at Cognitens Ltd. (later purchased by Hexagon Metrology Inc.), a company that developed and sold high precision non-contact measurement devices to the worldwide automotive market. Mr. Engelhard holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with specialisation in marketing strategy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Optromechanics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Rajeshwari Mehata

Ms. Rajeshwari Homi Mehata has been Vice President of Business Development Polished Diamond Trade of Sarin India, since 2013. Ms. Mehta is responsible for all activities relating to the Group’s new polished diamond products and services in India. Prior to this appointment, during 2010 Ms. Mehta took personal leave and then, from 2011 through 2012 she consulted for the Group on its conceptualisation of its polished diamond strategies, doing market research and product testing in India, the U.S. and Hong Kong. Prior to 2009, Ms. Mehta served as Vice President of Sales at Sarin India from 2004, when the Group’s Indian subsidiary was established. Prior to joining the newly established Sarin India, she was employed by the Company for two years doing various market surveys in India. From 1999 to 2002, Ms. Mehta was the Vice President of Marketing at Sahajanand Technologies P. Limited, at that time our Indian distributor, where she led the marketing team tasked with the sales of our Group’s products in India. Ms. Mehta holds a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry and a Masters in Business Administration from the South Gujarat University, India.

Abraham Kerner

Mr. Abraham Meir Kerner serves as Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Technological Officer at Sarin Technologies Ltd since March, 2009. Previously, he served as Chief Technological Officer at the Company from 2004 until March, 2009. He is primarily responsible for developing the Company's technological base and the development of new products. Prior to 2004, Mr. Kerner was the Company's R&D Manager for nearly a decade. Prior to joining the Group, he accumulated 15 years of engineering experience and was involved for ten of those years in the development of precision motion control systems and accurate measuring machines for diamonds.. Mr. Kerner has been with the Group since 1995 and holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Aaron Jaffe

Mr Aaron Jaffe has served as the Group’s general counsel since April 2014. In this role, Mr. Jaffe is responsible for the Group’s legal matters, with an emphasis on its core business transactions, new business development, intellectual property protection and employment law. Prior to his employment by Sarine, Mr. Jaffe served from 2010 until 2014 as general counsel of Medigus Ltd., a publicly-traded medical device company (TASE:MDGS), where he was responsible for the company’s legal affairs and corporate governance, and managed several public share offerings and private placements. From 2002 until 2010 Mr. Jaffe was engaged in private legal practice, primarily as an associate at Yigal Arnon & Co., a leading Israeli law firm with offices in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where he focused on a wide variety of corporate and commercial fields of law including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and intellectual property licensing. Mr. Jaffe holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, and has been admitted to practice law in Israel and New York.

Rajesh Rasiklal Kothari

Mr. Rajesh Rasiklal Kothari has been the General Manager of Sarin India since 2013. He is in charge of the overall management of the operations and business in India, with emphasis on the launch of polished diamond products and services, continued aggressive promotion of the GalaxyTM and SolarisTM family of inclusion mapping products and services to an even broader range of players in the manufacturing industry, along with, and leveraged on, the consolidation of the Group’s planning products’ dominant position. Mr. Kothari has over 25 years of experience working in the diamond industry. Prior to joining Sarin, Mr. Kothari was Head of Global Manufacturing (diamond division) for Shrenuj & Co. Ltd. for 3.5 years. He was responsible for overseeing the group’s worldwide manufacturing of polished diamonds and in this role, through integration of new technologies and other skill level improvements, he achieved new benchmarks in quality, productivity and cycle time reductions. From mid-1988 through mid- 2009 Mr Kothari served as Head of Manufacturing at R. Kantilal & Co. During this period he specialised in the procurement of rough diamonds from mining companies and tenders, as well as in the open market. From May 2000 until May 2003 Mr. Kothari was Head of Operations at the Munic Gems Group and was tasked with establishing an export oriented jewellery unit. He was also instrumental in getting BEM certification (a Rio Tinto initiative) for the company. Mr. Kothari holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai University and certificates from the GIA and IGI labs for successfully completing Diamond Grading and other courses. He has been actively involved in the development of technology, testing of machine prototypes and process improvement initiatives with grading laboratories and equipment manufacturers and has addressed various industry forums and seminars as a speaker on these and other issues.

Avraham Eshed

Mr. Avraham Eshed serves as Executive Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since April 24, 2006. He has over 35 years of experience in the diamond and gemstone industries. Mr. Eshed is the founder of Gemstar Ltd. and Eshed Diam Ltd., and serves as the president of both companies. Mr. Eshed is a founding member of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) where he served as a Director.. He is president of the Israel Emerald Cutters Association and a Director in the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association.

Eyal Mashiah

Mr. Eyal Mashiah serves as Executive Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since December, 2008. Previously, he serves as Non-Executive Director from 1994 until December, 2008. Mr. Mashiah is also a Director in the Group’s subsidiaries, Sarin India, Sarin Color Technologies, Sarin Polishing Technologies, Sarin Hong Kong and Galatea. He has over 20 years of experience in the diamond and gemstone industries.. Mr. Mashiah is currently the Executive Director of Novel Collection Limited (formerly Biram Diamonds Limited), a fancy coloured diamond manufacturer and dealer. Prior to that, he was involved in the manufacturing, marketing and trading of precious gemstones at Icam-Gems Limited (1982 - 1983), at Algem Limited (1983 - 1987) and at Ramgem Limited (1987 - 2006).

Ohad Axelrod

Mr. Ohad Axelrod has been General Manager of Sarine North America Inc. since May 2013, responsible for business development, sales, marketing and service activities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Axelrod has a proven track record of launching new offerings, and leading business development activities driving revenue growth from multiple products for digital printing and other hightech industries. Prior to joining Sarine, he held a variety of technical and senior product management positions at Israeli and Fortune 500 technology companies. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Axelrod was a Product Line and Market Segment Manager at Landa Corp., leading business and product developments for the commercial printing market and responsible for the launch of new commercial products at the Drupa 2012 trade show. From 2008 through 2011, he was a Product Manager and subsequently a Market Segment Manager at HP Indigo, successfully launching multiple new products. Prior to that Mr. Axelrod was initially a Senior Application Engineer and then a Product Marketing Manager at Applied Materials, managing new product deployment and launch plans for North America. Mr. Axelrod holds an Optomechanical Engineering degree from the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Israel.

Beenita Chaurasia

Ms. Beenita Ritesh Chaurasia serves as Vice President of Sales, Sarin India, a subsidiary of Sarin Technologies Ltd since 2010. Ms. Chaurasia is responsible for all preand post- sale activities relating to the Group’s products in India. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Chaurasia had been employed by Sarin India since 2004, initially as a junior sales person, but over time with ever increasing managerial responsibilities. Prior to her employment with Sarin India, from 2001 through 2003 she was employed by Pyramid Exports in various positions pertaining to business administration, manufacturing administration and exports of cosmetics, skin care and personal care and perfumery products to international markets. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree (MBA) with distinction, having finished first in her class, from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai University), with a specialisation in marketing. She also holds a Master’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, also with distinction. Ms. Chaurasia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from K.P.B Hinduja College in Mumbai.

Sudhir Rao

Mr. Sudhir Narasinga Rao has been Vice President of Finance, Sarin India, since July 2012. He has over 22 years of corporate finance experience, working with local conglomerates and multinational companies in India. From January 2000 through June 2012, Mr. Rao served as Director of Finance (and on the Board of Directors) of Firmenich Aromatics (India) Private Limited, an Indian subsidiary of a Swiss multinational company in the flavour and fragrance industry, where he led the finance and accounting team. He was part of the core team which set up the first chemical plant in India for the Firmeinch group in the special export zone in the state of Gujarat (where Surat, India’s primary diamond manufacturing industry hub, is also located). Prior to that, from 1998 through 1999 he served as General Manager of Finance for Mphasis (India) Limited, a software development company, now a part of the Hewlett Packard group, where he was also part of the core team which set up the start-up company in India. From mid- 1987 through 1998 Mr. Rao served as Divisional Manager of Finance for KEC International Limited, a tower manufacturer and transmission line turnkey project contractor, where he began his career as a management trainee. Mr Rao is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.

Ran Ziskind

Mr. Ran Ziskind serves as General Manager of Galatea Ltd., a subsidiary of Sarin Technologies Ltd. since its founding in 2004, and was one of its founding visionaries., Mr. Ziskind is in charge of the production at Galatea as well as the Group’s service centre activities. He has approximately 12 years of experience in high-tech industries at various positions, from design engineer to management. Prior to co-founding Galatea, Mr. Ziskind served as the General Manager of Atomic Hydrogen Technologies Ltd., a company which develops equipment for the semiconductor industry. Prior to that Mr. Ziskind worked at Eureka, a company that did subcontracting of mechanical design services. At Eureka he held a plurality of positions, from Design Engineer to Project Manager. Mr. Ziskind is a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program from Zur Teffen, and holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Management from The Open University of Israel.

Amir Zolty

Mr. Amir Jacob Zolty (Adv.) serves as Company Secretary at Sarin Technologies Ltd.

Ehud Harel

Mr. Ehud Harel serves as Non-Executive Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since July, 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in the gemstone industry, having dealt with the evaluation and purchase of rough stones as well as the wholesale and worldwide distribution of polished gemstones, since 1982. From 1979 to 1982, he was a mechanical engineer with the Israeli Navy..

Hanoh Stark

Mr. Hanoh Stark serves as Non-Executive Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since January, 2009. Mr. Stark was an Executive Director of the Group until January 2009, and has been on the Board since 1989. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion in Milan, Italy. Mr. Stark is a member of the Israeli Diamond & Colored Stone Bourse and also a member of ICA, the International Colored Gemstone Association. He has over 40 years of experience in the gemstone mining, manufacturing and trading industries, including in the development of technology-based aids and systems.

Yehezkel Blum

Mr. Yehezkel Pinhas Blum serves as Independent Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since March 8, 2005. Mr. Blum is a Member of the Board of the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan, Israel. He has over 20 years of diamond and gemstone manufacturing and trading experience. Prior to that, from 1980 to 1983, he was an economist with the United Mizrachi Bank Ltd and was responsible for managing the bank’s economic research unit and advising the bank’s management with regard to new investments and business opportunities.. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel.

Kam Loon Chan

Mr. Chan Kam Loon serves as lead Independent Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since March 8, 2005. Mr. Chan currently runs his own management and consulting firm, Philip Chan Consulting Pte Ltd. From July 2001 to July 2004, he headed the Listings Function of the Markets Group at the Singapore Exchange. Before that Mr. Chan spent ten years in investment banking and in private equity funding within the ASEAN region. Mr. Chan was a member of the Singapore’s Accounting Standards Committee, Singapore Zhejiang Business Council and also Singapore Shandong Business Council. He is also a Non-Executive Independent Director of several companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. He holds a BA degree in Accounting from the London School of Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Choo Lin Ong

Ms. Valerie Ong Choo Lin serves as Independent Director at Sarin Technologies Ltd since March 8, 2005. Ms. Ong Choo Lin heads the Corporate Finance Practice at Rodyk & Davidson. She has been a practicing lawyer since 1988, specializing in corporate finance (including initial public offerings) and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Ong Choo Lin is a member of the Singapore Income Tax Board of Review and an Independent Director of Chemical Industries (Far East) Ltd (a company listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange). Ms. Ong Choo Lin holds an LLB degree from the National University of Singapore (1987) and an LLM degree from the University of London (1991)..
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