People: Sodastream International Ltd (SODA.O)

SODA.O on Nasdaq

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22 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yuval Cohen

38 2006 Chairman of the Board

Daniel Birnbaum

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Erdreich

2007 Chief Financial Officer

Gerard Meyer

2003 President, SodaStream USA

Yossi Azarzar

2007 Chief Operations Officer

Mika Mazor

2012 Chief People Officer

Ilan Nacasch

2012 Chief Marketing Officer

Eyal Shohat

2010 Chief Legal Officer

Yonah Lloyd

2010 Chief Corporate Development and Communications Officer

Yaron Kopel

43 2011 Chief Innovation and Design Officer

Leon Paull

2013 General Manager, Global Distributors

Eytan Glazer

External Director

Lauri Hanover

External Director

David Morris

2010 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yuval Cohen

Mr. Yuval Cohen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sodastream International Ltd. Mr. Cohen is the founding and managing partner of Fortissimo Capital Fund, a private equity fund established in January 2003 and our controlling shareholder. From 1997 through 2002, Mr. Cohen was a General Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners, where he led investments in, and served on the boards of directors of, numerous companies, including Precise Software Solutions, Inc., PowerDsine Ltd., T.sqware Inc., Sheer Networks, Teleknowledge Group, Celltick Technologies and XMPie. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the board of directors of Emblaze Ltd. (LSE: BLZ), as well as a director of several privately held portfolio companies of Fortissimo. In addition, Mr. Cohen previously served as the Chairman of the board of directors of NUR Macroprinters (the assets of which were sold to HewlettPackard Company), and Hadasit BioHoldings Ltd. (TASE: HDST). Mr. Cohen received a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Daniel Birnbaum

Mr. Daniel Birnbaum is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sodastream International Ltd. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Birnbaum was the General Manager of Nike Israel. Mr. Birnbaum was a founding member of Nuvisio Corporation, a technology startup, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2002. In 1995, Mr. Birnbaum established Pillsbury Israel and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 1999. Mr. Birnbaum holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Daniel Erdreich

Mr. Daniel Erdreich is Chief Financial Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. Mr. Erdreich joined us in 1996, served as our Controller until 2000 and served as the Finance Manager for some of our affiliated entities from 2003 until 2007. Between 1993 and 1996 and between 2000 and 2003, Mr. Erdreich was the Chief Financial Officer of public companies traded on Nasdaq and the TelAviv Stock Exchange. Mr. Erdreich is a certified public accountant in Israel and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an M.A. in Business Administration, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gerard Meyer

Mr. Gerard Meyer is President, SodaStream USA the region of SodaStream International Ltd. From 1990 to 2003, Mr. Meyer worked in marketing for leading consumer products firms, including Kraft and Campbell’s. Prior to 1990, Mr. Meyer worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Meyer holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Yossi Azarzar

Mr. Yossi Azarzar is Chief Operations Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Azarzar held various positions at Intel Corporation, including Manufacturing Functional Area Manager and Manufacturing Manager. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Azarzar served as an Area Manager with the McDonald’s Corporation in Israel. Mr. Azarzar holds a B.A and an M.A. in Islamic, Middle Eastern & Arabic studies, both from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Mika Mazor

Ms. Mika Mazor is Chief People Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. From 2002 to 2012, Mika worked at Amdocs (NYSE: DOX) in various HR roles. Most recently Mika was VP of Human Resources for Israel and Corporate Units, having previously served as Managing Senior Talent Unit and HR Director of the European Division. From 2000-2002 Mika worked in HR for Manpower Israel. Mika holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and a BA in Management specializing in HR, both from Ben Gurion University, Israel. Mika is also a multi-certified organizational coach and mentor, including 360 Degree and MBTI, and is an expert in change management. Mika holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and a BA in Management specializing in HR, both from Ben Gurion University, Israel. Mika is also a multi-certified organizational coach and mentor, including 360 Degree and MBTI, and is an expert in change management.

Ilan Nacasch

Mr. Ilan Nacasch is Chief Marketing Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Nacasch worked in different marketing positions at Procter & Gamble. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Global Associate Marketing Director for Pampers. From 1997 - 2009 he worked as Associate Marketing Director on Beauty Care and Feminine Protection in the Balkans, and led P&G Marketing Excellence for Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and worked as a Brand Manager on various assignments. Prior to 1997, Mr. Nacasch worked at Danone Group in France as Assistant Brand Manager. Mr. Nacasch holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, and a Post-Graduate Continuing Study degree in Marketing from Tel Aviv University.

Eyal Shohat

Mr. Eyal Shohat is Chief Legal Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. From 2007 to April 2010, Mr. Shohat was the Vice President – Legal Affairs of Frutarom Industries Ltd., a public company listed on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Shohat served as Legal Counsel for Frutarom. Mr. Shohat holds a B.A. in Accounting, an L.L.B. and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Yonah Lloyd

Mr. Yonah Lloyd is Chief Corporate Development and Communications Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Lloyd consulted for Cupron Inc., and later served as Executive Vice-President of Sales and Business Development. From 1996 to 2007 Mr. Lloyd served as Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Net2Phone, Inc. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Lloyd was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York. Mr. Lloyd holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology from Queens College.

Yaron Kopel

Mr. Yaron Kopel is Chief Innovation and Design Officer of Sodastream International Ltd. From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Kopel was the Vice-President of Marketing and Innovation for Excellence Israel, the second largest investment house in Israel with approximately $20 billion under management. Prior to that Mr. Kopel was the founder of ZER4U, Israel's leading flower chain, and founder of Te Casan, an upscale, women's shoe brand in NYC. In 2003 Mr. Kopel was awarded Israel's Young Entrepreneur of the Year in a global contest sponsored by Ernst & Young. Mr. Kopel holds a B.A. in business and economics from Tel Aviv Academy.

Leon Paull

Mr. Leon Paull is General Manager, Global Distributors of Sodastream International Ltd. He has managed our global network of distribution partners since 2008. Prior to that Mr. Paull fulfilled various key positions in the company after joining in 2004. From 2005 to 2006 Mr. Paull was Head of Market Research and Information, and from 2007 to 2008 served as Global Brand Manager for the Company’s machine and cylinder product range. Mr. Paull holds a Bachelors Degree in History and Political Science from the Hebrew University.

Eytan Glazer

Mr. Eytan Glazer is External Director of Sodastream International Ltd. Since 2008, Mr. Glazer has been investing in and actively involved with several emerging companies, providing strategic guidance, business development and assistance with financings. From 1998 through 2008, Mr. Glazer was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer of TippCom Ltd., which was sold to Unicell Advanced Cellular Solutions Ltd. in 2008. Prior to 1998, Mr. Glazer served as Vice President, Marketing of SPL WorldGroup, Inc. Mr. Glazer holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and Economics from Bar Ilan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Lauri Hanover

Ms. Lauri Hanover is External Director of Sodastream International Ltd. Ms. Hanover is the Chief Financial Officer of Netafim Group. From May 2009 through July 2013, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tnuva, the leading Israeli food conglomerate. From January 2008 through April 2009, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy and Greenberg & Co., an Israeli law firm. From August 2004 through December 2007, she served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lumenis Ltd., a leading medical device company, and from 2000 to 2004, she served as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NICE Systems Ltd., a leading software and analytics company. From 1997 to 2000, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. From 1984 to 1997, Ms. Hanover served in a variety of financial management positions, including Corporate Controller at Scitex Corporation Ltd., and from 1981 to 1984 as Financial Analyst at Philip Morris Inc. (Altria). Ms. Hanover holds a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences, both of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Hanover also holds an M.B.A. from New York University.

David Morris

Mr. David Morris is Director of Sodastream International Ltd. Mr. Morris served as an observer on our board of directors from 2002 to 2006 and as an alternate director since 2007. Mr. Morris is an advisor to a group of companies with extensive business and property investments, including Real Property Investments Ltd., one of our principal shareholders. He additionally manages an extensive property portfolio in the United Kingdom and the Ukraine. He is also involved in numerous charitable and community endeavors in Europe and Israel. Mr. Morris holds a B.A. in Business Studies from the University of Westminster.
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