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Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TSEM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Amir Elstein

61 2009 Chairman of the Board

Itzhak Edrei

56 2011 President

Russell Ellwanger

61 2005 Chief Executive Officer

Oren Shirazi

46 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Guy Eristoff

53 2014 Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Subsidiary

Rafi Mor

52 2014 Chief Operation Officer of a Subsidiary

Marco Racanelli

49 2008 Newport Beach Site Manager and Senior Vice President and General Manager of RF/High Performance Analog Business Group, General Manager of US Aerospace & Defense Business Unit

Nati Somekh

40 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Yossi Netzer

52 2012 Senior Vice President-Corporate Planning

Gary Saunders

55 2015 Senior Vice President-Sales & General Manager of Tower Semiconductor USA

Zmira Shternfeld-Lavie

50 Senior Vice President, General Manager of Transfer, Optimization and Development Process Services Business Unit (TOPS) & Head of Process Engineering R&D

Avi Strum

54 Senior Vice President & General Manager of the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit

Dalit Dahan

47 2008 Vice President - Human Resources and IT

Ilan Rabinovich

59 2015 Vice President-Quality and Reliability

Noit Levi

Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Ilan Flato

59 2009 Independent & External Director

Dana Gross

49 2008 Independent Director

Avraham Guzman

78 2009 Independent Director

Kalman Kaufman

70 2005 Independent Director

Alex Kornhauser

69 2008 Independent and External Director

Biographies

Name Description

Amir Elstein

Mr. Amir Elstein serves as Chairman of the Board at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since January 6, 2009. His work experience includes the following roles: Director at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Member of Teva's Senior Management (2005-2008), Chairman of the Board of Directors at Israel Corporation (2010-2013), Chairman of The Israel Democracy Institute, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jerusalem College of Engineering, Executive Member at Intel Corporation, General Manager of Intel Electronics Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Math and a Master of Science degree in Solid State Physics both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Itzhak Edrei

Dr. Itzhak Edrei serves as President at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since November 2011. His work experience includes the following roles: Executive Vice President of Business Groups (at the Company; from September 2008 ), Senior Vice President of Product Lines and Sales (at the Company; from August 2005), Board Member of two Company's subsidiaries, Vice President of Research and Development (at the Company; August 2001-August 2005), Director of Research and Development (at the Company; from 1996), Device and Yield Department Manager (at the Company; 1994-1996) and Device Section Head at National Semiconductor. Dr. Edrei holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Doctorate of Science degree in Physics, both from Bar Ilan University and a Post Doctorate degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Russell Ellwanger

Mr. Russell C. Ellwanger serves as Chief Executive Officer at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since May 2005. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company. His work experience includes the following roles: Director at the Company (May 2005-April 2013), various executive positions at Applied Materials Corporation including Group Vice President and General Manager at different divisions (1998-2005), various managerial positions at Novellus System (1992-1996 ) and at Philips Semiconductors (1980-1992).

Oren Shirazi

Mr. Oren Shirazi serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since November 2004. Prior to this role, he served as Controller at the Company (from July 2000) and as Vice Controller at the Company (from October 1998). His work experience includes the role of Audit Manager at the accounting firm of Ratzkovski-Fried & Co., which merged into Ernst & Young (Israel) (from August 1995). He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Economics and a MBA degree, both from Haifa University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Guy Eristoff

Mr. Guy Eristoff serves as Chief Executive Officer of a Subsidiary of Tower Semiconductor Ltd since April 2014. The Subsidiary is called TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Company (TPSCo). His work experience includes the following roles: Vice President, Global Operational Excellence at TowerJazz, Director of 200mm Fabs Core Engineering at Global-Foundries, General Manager, Singapore and Asia Region at Intevac, Thin Films Section Manager, Thin Films Module Manager and Process Integration Deputy Director at Chartered Semiconductor and Process/Hardware Engineer and Field Service Manager at Applied Materials. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York.

Rafi Mor

Mr. Rafi Mor serves as Chief Operation Officer of TowerJazz, a subsidiary of Tower Semiconductor Ltd, since August 2014. He also serves as board member of some of the Company's subsidiaries. His work experience includes the following roles: Chief Executive Officer of TowerJazz Japan (a subsidiary; from October 2011), Senior Vice President and General Manager of Jazz Semiconductor (a subsidiary; from September 2008), Vice President of Business Development at the Company (from April 2007) and various engineering and management roles at National Semiconductor. Mr. Mor holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree, both in Chemical Engineering, both from Ben Gurion University.

Marco Racanelli

Dr. Marco Racanelli serves as Corporate Executive at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since September 2008. He holds the following roles at the Company's Business Groups and sites: Newport Beach Site Manager and Senior Vice President and General Manager of RF/High Performance Analog Business Group, General Manager of US Aerospace & Defense Business Unit. His work experience includes the following roles: Vice President of Technology & Engineering, Aerospace & Defense General Manager for Jazz Semiconductor (a subsidiary of the Company), held several positions at Conexant Systems and Rockwell Semiconductor (since 1996) and Employee at Motorola, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds over 35 U.S. patents.

Nati Somekh

Ms. Nati Somekh serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since September 2008. Her work experience includes the following roles: Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at the Company (from March 2005), Associate General Counsel at the Company (from May 2004) and Advocate at a Private Law firm which specializes in intellectual property, biotechnology and corporate law (2001-2004). She holds a Master of Legal Letters degree and a Juris Doctor degree, both from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and the New York Bar.

Yossi Netzer

Mr. Yossi Netzer serves as senior Vice President-Corporate Planning at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since July 2012. Prior to this, he served as Vice President-Corporate Planning at the Company from November 2008. His work experience at the Company started in 1995. Since then, he has held a variety of Engineering Management roles. Mr. Netzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Gary Saunders

Mr. Gary Saunders serves as Senior Vice President-Sales at Tower Semiconductor Ltd and General Manager of Tower Semiconductor USA (one of its subsidiaries) since 2015. His work experience includes the following roles: Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Cypress Semiconductor, Corporate Vice President-Worldwide Wireless Sales and Market Development at Spansion and has held various management positions at Fairchild Semiconductor International, National Semiconductor Corporation and Texas Instruments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Union College, NY and has completed an American Electronics Association Program for management of high technology companies at Stanford University Executive Institute, Stanford, California.

Zmira Shternfeld-Lavie

Ms. Zmira Shternfeld-Lavie serves as Senior Vice President, General Manager of Transfer, Optimization and Development Process Services Business Unit (TOPS) and Head of Process Engineering R&D at Tower Semiconductor Ltd. She also leads the R&D Process Group, MEMS and manages the process transfer activity with a target of establishing customer specific processes in Tower’s fabs. Ms. Lavie has over 25 years’ of work experience with silicon processing technologies, fabrication management and research and development, she served as Thin Film Process Engineer at National Semiconductor, she has expertise in thin films metallization and process integration and owns several patents within this area. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Avi Strum

Dr. Avi Strum serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit at Tower Semiconductor Ltd. Prior to this, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Specialty Business Unit, Vice President of Europe Sales, Head of the Design Center in Netanya and Device and Integration Department Manager. His work experience includes the following roles: President and Chief Operating Officer at TransChip Inc., held various positions at Intel Corporation and R&D Manager at SCD SemiConductor Devices. Dr. Strum holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctorate of Science degree, both in Electrical Engineering and both from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Dalit Dahan

Ms. Dalit Dahan serves as Vice President - Human Resources and IT at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since January, 2008. Previously, she served as Vice President of Human Resources (at the Company; April 2004-January 2008) and held various roles within the Human Resources division (1993-2004). Ms. Dahan holds a Bachelors degree in Social Science from Haifa University and a MBA degree from University of Derby.

Ilan Rabinovich

Mr. Ilan Rabinovich serves as Vice President-Quality and Reliability at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since January 2015. He also serves as General Manager of CMOS Business Unit at the Company since this date. His work experience includes the following roles: Vice President, Customer Support and General Manager at CMOS Business Unit (from December 2009), Vice President of Operations, Opto Fab, Vishay Ltd. (formerly CyOptics Ltd.; 2005-2009), President and Vice President of Product Development at CyOptics Ltd. (2000-2005), Process Engineering Manager and Director of Engineering for Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (1995-2000), held various Engineering and Management positions at National Semiconductor Company and at Tower Semiconductor (1983-1995). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Master of Science degree in Physics from Tel Aviv University.

Noit Levi

Ilan Flato

Mr. Ilan Flato serves as Independent and External Director at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since April 2009. He is a member of the Audit committee. His work experience includes the following roles: President of The Association of Publicly Traded Companies on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (from 2012), Member of the Israeli Bar Association (from 2011), Director at two Provident Funds and also as Chairman of the Business Executive of Kibbutz Kfar Blum (from 2009), Independent Financial Adviser (from 2004), Vice President for Planning, Economics and Online Banking at United Mizrahi Bank, Chief Economist at United Mizrahi Bank (until 2004), Economic Advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister (1992-1996), Deputy Director of the Budget Department at the Israeli Treasury Office and Director at a variety of Government-owned companies. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Tel-Aviv University, a LLB degree from Netanya Academic College and a Master of Legal Letters degree from Bar-Ilan University.

Dana Gross

Mrs. Dana Gross serves as Independent Director at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since November, 2008. She is a member of the Compensation committee at the Company. Her work experience includes the following roles: Director at Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. (since March 2009), Chief Financial Officer at eToro (2014-2016), Chief Executive Officer at Btendo, Venture Partner at Carmel Ventures (from 2008), Senior Vice President-Israel Country Manager at SanDisk Corporation (2006-2008), Chief Marketing Officer at M-Systems, Vice President World Wide Sales at M-Systems, President of M-Systems Inc., Chief Financial Officer at M-Systems, Vice President-Finance and Administration at M-Systems and Director at M-Systems Ltd., AudioCodes Ltd. and Power Dsine Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and a MBA degree from San Jose State University.

Avraham Guzman

Dr. Avraham (Rami) Guzman serves as Independent Director at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since February 2009. He is a member of the Audit committee. His work experience includes the following roles: Independent Director at Bank Leumi Le Israel B.M. (November 20, 2012-October 31, 2015), Director at Bank Leumi Le Israel B.M. (June 29, 2005-August 25, 2011), President of Finance at Electro-Chemical Industries Frutarom (1977-1982), Vice President of Finance at Elscint Ltd. (1982-1983), Chief Executive Officer at Dikla Holdings Ltd. (1983-1985), Director of Finance at Motorola Communications Ltd. and Motorola Israel Ltd. (1985-2004), Vice President of Motorola Inc. (2001-2005), Owner of ‘Rami Guzman Initiatives and Consulting Ltd.’ and Director at various Israeli Companies. Dr. Guzman holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science, a Masters degree in Business Administration and Public Administration and a Doctorate in Philosophy degree, all from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also been a Research Fellow in Operations Research, Systems Management and Computers from Stanford University and Stanford Research Institute.

Kalman Kaufman

Mr. Kalman Kaufman serves as Independent Director at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since August 2005. He has served as a member of the Compensation Committee at the Company since May 2008. His work experience includes the following roles: Corporate Vice President at Applied Materials (1994-2005), President of KLA Instruments Israel, a company he founded, and General Manager of Kulicke and Soffa Israel (1985-1994), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sulfurcell, Berlin, Jordan Valley Semiconductors, Medasense and Invisia, Director at Optimal Test and Whitewater and is a member of the management board of the Kinneret College. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Alex Kornhauser

Mr. Alex Kornhauser serves as Independent and External Director at Tower Semiconductor Ltd since August 2008. He is also member of the Compensation Committee (since June 2009) and Chairman of the Audit Committee (since January 2011) at the Company. His work experience includes the following roles: Senior Vice President, General Manager of Global Operations at Numonyx Corporation (March 2008-August 2010), various positions at Intel Corporation (January 197-March 2008) and Intel Israel Site General Manager (August 2000-May 2007). Mr. Kornhauser holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics from Universitatea Politechnica Timisoara, Romania.