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Ormat Technologies Inc (ORA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Todd Freeland

2017 Chairman of the Board

Isaac Angel

60 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Doron Blachar

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Bob Sullivan

54 2015 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing and Business Development

Shlomi Argas

52 2014 Executive Vice President - Projects

Shimon Hatzir

55 2014 Executive Vice President - Engineering

Erez Klein

51 2014 Executive Vice President - Production

Zvi Krieger

61 2014 Executive Vice President - Electricity Segment

Nir Wolf

51 2015 Executive Vice President - Market development

Etty Rosner

62 2007 Senior Vice President - Contract Management, Corporate Secretary

Stan Koyanagi

56 2017 Director

Yuichi Nishigori

60 2017 Director

Ravit Barniv

53 2015 Independent Director

Robert Clarke

74 2007 Independent Director

Dan Falk

72 2004 Independent Director

David Granot

70 2012 Independent Director

Stanley Stern

59 2015 Independent Director

Byron Wong

2017 Independent Director

Smadar Lavi

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Todd Freeland

Mr. Todd C. Freeland has been appointed Chairman of the Board at Ormat Technologies, Inc. effective July 26, 2017. He has over 30 years of experience leading a diverse range of businesses and investments in over 50 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, in industries that include energy, infrastructure, financial services, communications, media, and technology. He currently serves as Co-Head of Energy and Eco Services Business Headquarters at ORIX Corporation, where he is helping to lead the firm’s global expansion into sectors including renewable energy, resource and waste management, and other energy supply, conservation and storage activities. Prior to joining ORIX, Mr. Freeland served as the Director General of Private Sector Operations at the Asian Development Bank, where he was responsible for leading ADB’s banking and investment activities throughout Asia, deploying over $2 billion of capital annually in companies and transactions that promote environmentally sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Prior to the Asian Development Bank, Mr. Freeland was a senior executive at several leading financial services firms, including BMO Financial Group and Goldman Sachs & Co. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from University of North Carolina and a Masters degree in International Finance and Marketing from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he was an Austin Scholar. He received his Bachelor’s degree with Distinction in Economics from the University of North Carolina.

Isaac Angel

Mr. Isaac Angel is Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2014. He spent 27 years in various positions at Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. including as its President and CEO, from February 1999 to November 2006, when it was acquired by VeriFone Holdings Inc. During his years with Lipman which began in 1979, Mr. Angel rose through the ranks holding positions focused on Research & Development and Sales & Marketing. He also led Lipman through a successful IPO and later on a secondary offering in NASDAQ. After the acquisition by VeriFone, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Operations of VeriFone from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Angel served as Executive Chairman of LeadCom Integrated Solutions Ltd. Mr. Angel is a director of Frutarom Industries Ltd. since 2008 and served as a director for Retalix Ltd. from 2012 until it was acquired in 2013. In recent years Mr. Angel has also been active making personal investments and supporting a wide variety of philanthropic endeavors.

Doron Blachar

Mr. Doron Blachar is Chief Financial Officer of Ormat Technologies, Inc., effective April 2, 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Blachar was the CFO of Shikun & Binui Ltd. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Blachar served as a director of A.D.O. Group Ltd. a public company. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Blachar served as the Vice President – Finance of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Blachar served in a number of positions at Amdocs Limited, including as Vice President – Finance from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Blachar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Tel Aviv University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.

Bob Sullivan

Mr. Bob Sullivan is the Executive Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Business Development of the Company. From April 2009 through 2015, Mr. Sullivan served as our Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Business Development responsible for policy, marketing, sales, and project development in North America. From June 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Sullivan served as Project Manager. From 2006 until 2007 Mr. Sullivan served as Operations Director North America. Mr. Sullivan joined us in December 2003 as Plant Manager. He is a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School and has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Capella University.

Shlomi Argas

Mr. Shlomi Argas is the Executive Vice President - Projects of the Company. He has been with Ormat for 20 years. He has served as Executive Vice President of Projects and has been a member of the management team since July 2014. From 2009, Mr. Argas has been responsible for management of geothermal projects, Recovered Energy Generation (REG) projects and, since July 2014, management of Geodrill's, drilling company. From 2006 through 2009, Mr. Argas served as Manager of REG Projects Department, responsible for the design and installation of REG plants. From 1994 to 2006, Mr. Argas served as Product Engineer, Product Engineering Department. Mr Argas obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University in 1992 and a Certificate from the Technology Institute of Management, Executive Management Program.

Shimon Hatzir

Mr. Shimon Hatzir will no longer serve as Executive Vice President - Engineering at Ormat Technologies, Inc. effective July 31, 2018. He held this role since July 2014. His work experience includes the following roles: Senior Vice President - Engineering at the Company (November 4, 2009-June 2014), Senior Vice President - Electrical and Conceptual Engineering at the Company (September 20, 2007-November 3, 2009), Vice President - Electrical and Conceptual Engineering at the Company (July 1, 2004-September 20, 2007), Vice President of Electrical and Conceptual Engineering at Ormat Industries Ltd. (2002-2004), Manager of Electrical and Conceptual Engineering at Ormat Industries Ltd. (1996-2001) and Project Engineer in the Engineering Division at Ormat Industries Ltd. (1989-1995). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and a Certificate from the Technion Israel Institute of Management, Senior Executive Program.

Erez Klein

Mr. Erez Klein is Executive Vice President of Production of the Company. From 2012 through June 2014, Mr. Klein served as Vice President of OSL operation, responsible for global purchasing and manufacturing. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Klein was Vice President of mechanical engineering, and from 2009 to 2011 Mr. Klein served as mechanical engineering director. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Klein served as manager of Product Engineering Department, and from 1994 to 2007 Mr. Klein served as Product Engineer, Product Engineering Department, and was responsible for the design of various projects. Mr. Klein obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1994 and a Certificate from the Technology Institute of Management, Executive Management Program and Stanford Executive Program.

Zvi Krieger

Mr. Zvi Krieger is Executive Vice President - Electricity Segment of Ormat Technologies Inc. From November 2009 to June 2014, Mr. Krieger was Executive Vice President of Geothermal Resource; from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Krieger was Senior Vice President of Geothermal Engineering; from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Krieger was Vice President of Geothermal Engineering; and from 2001 to 2004, Mr. Krieger was the Vice President of Geothermal Engineering of Ormat Industries Ltd. Mr. Krieger has been with Ormat Industries Ltd. since 1981 and served as Application Engineer, Manager of System Engineering, Director of New Technologies Business Development and Vice President of Geothermal Engineering. Mr. Krieger obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1980.

Nir Wolf

Mr. Nir Wolf is Executive Vice President - Market development of Ormat Technologies Inc. From January 1, 2010 to January 9, 2015, Mr. Wolf served as Executive Vice President for Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Rest of the Word. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Wolf served as Vice President, Distributed Power responsible for the marketing, sales, engineering and after sales activities of the remote power units. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Wolf had a leading position as Business Development Manager in the Marketing and Sales Department. Starting 1994, when Mr. Wolf joined us, he was positioned in the Project Management Department as a Budget and Schedule Controller and later on as a Project Manager. Mr. Wolf obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, cum laude from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1991. In 1995, Mr. Wolf obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Bar Ilan-University. Mr. Wolf participated in the Technion Institute of Management Senior Executive Program.

Etty Rosner

Ms. Etty Rosner is Senior Vice President - Contract Management, Corporate Secretary of Ormat Technologies Inc. Ms. Rosner has served as Corporate Secretary since October 21, 2004. Ms. Rosner is also Senior Vice President of Contract Management since 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Rosner was Vice President of Contract Management; and from 1999 to 2004, Ms. Rosner was the Vice President of Contract Management of Ormat Industries Ltd. From 1991 to 1999, Ms. Rosner was Contract Administration Manager and Corporate Secretary of Ormat Industries Ltd. and from 1981 to 1991, Ms. Rosner was the Manager of the Export Department and Office Administrative Manager of Ormat Industries Ltd. Ms. Rosner obtained a Diploma in General Management from Tel Aviv University in 1990.

Stan Koyanagi

Mr. Yuichi Nishigori serves as Director of the company. He has represented public and private companies as a California-licensed lawyer for over 30 years, advising on corporate transactional, regulatory, compliance and governance matters. He started his legal career in private practice in 1985 and became a partner at the international law firm of Graham & James LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP) in 1993 before serving in senior legal positions at ORIX USA Corporation, the US holding company of ORIX Corporation, and KB HOME, an NYSE-listed homebuilder. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of ORIX Corporation and promoted to the position of Corporate Senior Vice President and Global General Counsel of ORIX Corporation in June 2017. Mr. Koyanagi received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1982 and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University in 1985.

Yuichi Nishigori

Mr. Yuichi Nishigori serves as Director of the company. He has a wealth of experience and advanced knowledge relating to diversified business activities through his business execution experience in the field of project development and investment. He currently serves as Head of Energy and Eco Services Business Headquarters of ORIX Corporation and has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of ORIX since 2015. In addition, he also serves on the board of directors of Ubiteq, Inc. (traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and other non-public companies in multiple countries. Prior to joining ORIX in 2003, Mr. Nishigori began his investment and finance career at The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (presently Mizuho Bank) in 1980 and engaged in structured finance and various other corporate finance business in Asia and the U.S. Mr. Nishigori has a Bachelor’s Degree of Law from University of Tokyo (1980) and a Master’s Degree of Law from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (1983).

Ravit Barniv

Ms. Ravit Barniv is an Independent Director of the Company., effective November 15, 2015. Ms. Barniv has served as the chairperson of the Board of Directors of Tnuva Group, the largest food group in Israel, since 2013. Previously, she served as chairperson of the Board of Directors of Shikun & Binui Holdings Group Ltd. and Derech Eretz Highways, and as CEO of Netvision Communications. She earned a BA in Economics and Philosophy and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

Robert Clarke

Mr. Robert F. Clarke is no longer an Independent Director of Ormat Technologies Inc., effective May, 2018. Mr. Clarke was Chairman (since September 1998) and President and Chief Executive Officer (since January 1991) of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI), from which he retired effective May 2006. Since June 1, 2006, Mr. Clarke has been Executive in Residence at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii. In addition, Mr. Clarke serves as an advisory director to Oceanic Cable Hawaii, and as a member of the advisory boards of the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii, Sennet Capital, and Aina Koa Pono, a Hawaii based privately held company exploring renewable energy projects in converting biomass into fuels. Mr. Clarke joined HEI in February 1987 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and was in charge of implementing the Company’s diversification strategy. Mr. Clarke was named HEI Group Vice President — Diversified Companies in May 1988. He was made a director of HEI in 1989. Prior to joining HEI, Mr. Clarke served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alexander & Baldwin and as Controller of Dillingham Corporation. Prior to that, he worked for the Ford Motor Company and for the Singer Company. He received his Bachelor’s degree in economics in 1965 and his Master’s degree in finance in 1966 from the University of California at Berkeley. Honors include Phi Beta Kappa in 1965.

Dan Falk

Mr. Dan Michael Falk is an Independent Director of Ormat Technologies Inc. Mr. Falk also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AVT - Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T.) Ltd. a public non-U.S. company. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Orbotech Ltd. Nice Systems Ltd. and Attunity Ltd. all NASDAQ publicly traded companies. During the past five years, Mr. Falk served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the following public companies, for which he no longer serves as a Director: Nova Measuring Systems Ltd. Amiad Water Systems Ltd. Plastopil Ltd. and Oridion Medical Ltd. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Falk was a business consultant to several public and private companies. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Falk was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Sapiens International N.V. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Falk was an Executive Vice President of Orbotech Ltd. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Falk was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Orbot Systems Ltd. and Orbotech Ltd. Mr. Falk obtained a Masters of Business Administration from Hebrew University in 1972 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Hebrew University in 1968.

David Granot

Mr. David Granot serves as Independent Director at Ormat Technologies, Inc. since May 22, 2012. From 2007 to January 1, 2014, Mr. Granot served as Chairman of Scorpio Real Estate, a non-U.S. public company. In addition, he is a member of the Boards of Directors of the following non-U.S. public companies: Alrov (Israel) Ltd., Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd., and Tempo Beverages Ltd. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the following private companies: Dikla Insurance Company Ltd. BSG Capital Market Ltd. and G.D. Goren Management and Consultation Ltd. During the past five years, Mr. Granot served as a member of the Board of Directors of the following non-U.S. public and private companies, for which he no longer serves as a Director: Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Granot served as the CEO of the First International Bank of Israel Ltd. He holds a Masters degree in Economics and a MBA degree, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Stanley Stern

Mr. Stanley B. Stern is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stern is the Managing Partner of Alnitak Capital, which he founded in 2013 to provide board level strategic advisory services and merchant banking services, primarily to companies in technology-related industries. From 1981 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2013, he was Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co, where, among other positions, he was head of the investment banking department and technology investment banking group. He also held positions at Salomon Brothers, STI Ventures and C.E. Unterberg. Mr. Stern currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of SodaStream International Ltd. (since 2015), Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (since 2015) and Foamix, Ltd. (since 2014), and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Audiocodes, Inc. (since 2012). Mr. Stern served as a member of the Board of Directors of the following public and private companies, for which he no longer serves as a Director: Given Imaging, Fundtech Inc. Tucows, Inc. (Chairman) and Odimo, Inc. He earned a BA in Economics and Accounting from City University of New York, Queens College, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Byron Wong

Mr. Byron Wong serves as Independent Director of the company. He has been involved as a private energy consultant following his retirement from Chevron Corporation at the end of 2012 after more than 31 years with Chevron, its affiliates and predecessor companies. While at Chevron, Mr. Wong was Senior Vice President - Commercial Development (Asia) for Chevron Global Power Company, managing a team of professionals in identifying and developing opportunities for independent power projects to monetize Chevron’s gas in-region, and also participating as a member of a decision review board for overseeing Chevron’s geothermal development opportunities in Indonesia and the Philippines. Mr. Wong also sat on the board of three joint venture companies in Singapore, Thailand and South Korea. Prior to the merger with Chevron, Mr. Wong established and staffed the initial Asian office location for Texaco Power and Gasification in Singapore in 1999. Before moving to Singapore, Mr. Wong was based in London with Texaco Europe, first as the Director of New Business Development (Downstream) for Central/Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union, with primary responsibility for developing Texaco’s downstream entry into this region; then second, as Vice President of Upstream Corporate Development for Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, focusing on opportunities for upstream oil and gas mergers, divestments and acquisitions. Mr. Wong received his MBA in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1977, and his BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974.

Smadar Lavi

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