People: Genie Energy Ltd (GNE.N)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Howard S. Jonas has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy Ltd. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2014.Mr. Jonas has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since January 2011, and will remain as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Jonas has served as Co-Vice Chairman of Genie Energy International Corporation since September 2009. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation (IDT) in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of IDT’s Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Jonas has served as Chief Executive Officer of IDT since October 2009 and previously served in that capacity from December 1991 until July 2001. From August 2006 until August 2011, Mr. Jonas served as a director of Starz Media Holdings, LLC, Starz Media, LLC and Starz Foreign Holdings, LLC, each of which is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation. In addition, Mr. Jonas has been a director of IDT Energy since June 2007 and a director of American Shale Oil Corporation since January 2008. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (f/k/a Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. Mr. Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
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