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Delek US Holdings Inc (DK.N)

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16 Aug 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ezra Yemin

50 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Louis LaBella

50 2018 President - Refining, Executive Vice President

Assaf Ginzburg

43 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Frederec Green

53 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Regina Jones

48 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kevin Kremke

46 2019 Executive Vice President

Avigal Soreq

41 2016 Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President

Blake Fernandez

2019 Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Market Intelligence

William Finnerty

70 2014 Lead Independent Director

David Wiessman

64 2017 Director

Carlos Jorda

69 2006 Independent Director

Gary Sullivan

72 2015 Independent Director

Vicky Sutil

54 2019 Independent Director

Shlomo Zohar

67 2010 Independent Director

Keith Johnson

2017 Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ezra Yemin

Mr. Ezra Uzi Yemin is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Yemin has served as the Chairman of our Board since December 2012, as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2004 and as our President and a director since April 2001. He has also served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2012. Mr. Yemin served as the chairman of the board of directors of Alon USA Energy, Inc. from May 2015 until its merger with a subsidiary of the Company in July 2017. Mr. Yemin’s duties include the formulation of our policies and strategic direction, oversight of executive officers, and overall responsibility for our operations and performance. The Board believes that Mr. Yemin’s service on the Board provides it with important interaction with, and access to, management’s principal policy-maker that facilitates the Board’s development and implementation of Company policies. In addition, his extensive industry experience, leadership skills and knowledge of the Company make him well-qualified to serve on our Board.

Louis LaBella

Mr. Louis LaBella is the President - Refining, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to appointment to his current position, Mr. LaBella served as our Senior Vice President, Refinery Operations from June 2017 to September 2018 and as a Vice President and General Manager, Tyler Refinery from April 2012 to June 2017. Mr. LaBella has more than 17 years of experience in the refining industry and served in various positions at Lion Oil Company, one of the Company’s subsidiaries, from July 2002 to April 2012, including rotating equipment engineer and maintenance manager. Prior to 2002, Mr. LaBella served in various operational capacities at Columbia Gulf Transmission Co.

Assaf Ginzburg

Mr. Assaf Ginzburg, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Assaf Ginzburg has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2013, an Executive Vice President since May 2009 and as a Vice President since February 2005. Mr. Ginzburg has also served as a member of the board of directors and an executive vice president of Logistics GP since April 2012, as its chief financial officer since January 2013 and as a member of the board of directors of Alon USA since May 2015. Mr. Ginzburg has been a member of the Israel Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2001.

Frederec Green

Mr. Frederec Charles Green is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was the primary operational officer for our refining operations from January 2005 to December 2016. Mr. Green has also served as a member of the board of directors and an executive vice president of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2012. He has served as an executive vice president and chief operating officer of Alon USA Partners GP, LLC since July 2017, its CEO since August 2017, and a member of the board of directors of Alon USA Energy, Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Green has more than 25 years of experience in the refining industry, including 14 years at Murphy Oil USA, Inc., where he served as a senior vice president during his last six years. Mr. Green has experience ranging from crude oil and feedstock supply, through all aspects of managing a refining business to product trading, transportation and sales.

Regina Jones

Ms. Regina Bynote Jones is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Jones has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector. Most recently, she served as general counsel of the land rigs division for Schlumberger, Ltd., a global oil and gas technology company. Ms. Jones joined Schlumberger in 2005 as geomarket counsel in the United States and held roles of increasing responsibility including global manager of client contracts, global manager – trade compliance, general counsel – research, engineering, manufacturing and sustaining, general counsel – petrotechnical services and general counsel – Asia. Her previous experience also includes service in various roles with energy companies Shell Services International, Dynegy Inc. and El Paso Corporation. Ms. Jones earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and her Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.

Kevin Kremke

Mr. Kevin L. Kremke is the Executive Vice President of the Company. He has also served as the chief financial officer of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since June 2017 and an executive vice president of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2017. He served as an executive vice president and secretary of Alon USA Partners GP, LLC since July 2017 and its CFO since August 2017. He has served as a director of Alon USA Energy, Inc. since July 2017. Prior to joining us in April 2017, Mr. Kremke served as the chief financial officer of Ciner Resources Corporation and Ciner Resources LP (NYSE: CINR), a publicly traded master limited partnership, since June 2014, and as director of the general partner of Ciner Resources LP, since December 2014. His responsibilities at Ciner Resources Corporation included overseeing the overall financing activities, strategic planning, investor relations, treasury and accounting. He also has served on the audit committee of American Natural Soda Ash Corporation since June 2014. From August 2011 to February 2014, Mr. Kremke served as the vice president of finance and strategic planning at Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Avigal Soreq

Mr. Avigal Soreq, CPA, is the Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Avigal Soreq has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since November 2016, an Executive Vice President since August 2015 and as a Vice President since December 2012. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of Alon USA since May 2015. Prior to joining us in October 2011, Mr. Soreq worked in business development for SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR). Prior to joining SunPower Corporation, Mr. Soreq worked as a senior finance and business consultant for Trabelsy & Co. and as a consultant in the corporate finance department for KPMG’s Tel-Aviv office. Mr. Soreq served in the Israeli Air Force in various roles between 1996 and 2004 and reached the rank of Major. Mr. Soreq is a certified public accountant in Israel.

Blake Fernandez

Mr. Blake Fernandez is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Market Intelligence of the Company. Fernandez joins Delek with over 20 years of experience in the financial arena, including 13 years of sell side equity research, mainly covering integrated oils, independent refiners & oil macro. He earned his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the University of New Orleans and also earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics with a focus in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University. In his new role, Fernandez will partner closely with the Chief Financial Officer and other key members of the senior leadership team. He will also be responsible for leading the enterprise development of the corporate and business unit strategies, business planning, and supporting ideation and research on future growth initiatives by leveraging his deep understanding of environmental, competitive and economic trends, and customer needs.

William Finnerty

Mr. William J. Finnerty is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as one of our directors since April 2014, as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Governance Committee since August 2014, as the chairman of our EHS Committee since its inception in August 2014 and as our Lead Independent Director since November 2015. Mr. Finnerty has over 40 years of experience leading businesses in the petroleum and refining industry. From 2011 until 2012, he served as a member of the board of directors of CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVI) where he chaired the environmental, health and safety committee and was a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Prior to retiring from Tesoro Corporation (now known as Andeavor, NYSE: ANDV) (“Tesoro”) in March 2010, he served as its executive vice president, strategy and corporate development from 2008 to 2010, having responsibility for developing Tesoro’s business plan and strategic plans and multiple business development and merger and acquisition initiatives. He also served as Tesoro’s chief operating officer from 2005 to 2008 where he was responsible for overall operations for manufacturing, environmental and safety, marketing, business development and supply and trading. Mr. Finnerty served on the board of directors of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (now known as the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers) from 2005 to 2010 and was its vice chairman from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Finnerty’s career began with Texaco, Inc. in 1970. Since then, he has held executive positions with Equiva Trading Company and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) in addition to Tesoro. Mr. Finnerty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College and completed Texaco’s Global Leadership course in Vevey, Switzerland. The Board believes that Mr. Finnerty’s experience in all facets of the downstream sector with both integrated major oil companies and independent refiners.

David Wiessman

Mr. David Wiessman is Director of the Company. Mr. Wiessman is the controlling owner and executive chairman of the board of directors of Sonol, the second largest oil company in Israel. He has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and retail industries. He has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Alon USA Partners GP, LLC from August 2012 until its merger with a subsidiary of the Company in February 2018. Mr. Wiessman also served as executive chairman of the board of directors of Alon USA Energy, Inc. from July 2000 until May 2015, a director from July 2000 until its merger with a subsidiary of the Company in July 2017 and its president and chief executive officer from its formation in 2000 until May 2005. From 1994 to 2015, Mr. Wiessman served as a director of Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd. (“Alon Israel”), an Israeli energy service company, and served as its chief executive officer and president from 1994 to 2014. He also served as chief executive officer of Alon Blue Square-Israel, Ltd., from 2013 to 2014, and its executive chairman of the board of its directors from 2006 to 2013; the chairman of Blue Square Real Estate Ltd. from 2006 to 2014, and executive chairman of the board and president of Dor-Alon Energy Israel (1988) Ltd. from 2005 to 2014, all of which were subsidiaries of Alon Israel. In 1976, after serving in the Israeli Air Force, he became chief executive officer of Bielsol Ltd., a privately-owned Israeli company that owns and operates gasoline stations and owns real estate in Israel. Mr. Wiessman, along with a partner in Dallas, Texas, is a founder of Gefen Capital, a venture capital fund, which is a U.S. Israeli investment fund that targets high growth Israeli startups with disruptive technologies. We believe Mr. Wiessman’s vision, business expertise, industry experience, leadership skills and devotion to community service qualify him to serve on our board of directors.

Carlos Jorda

Mr. Carlos E. Jorda is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carlos E. Jorda has served as one of our directors and a member of the Board's Compensation Committee since May 2006. He has served as the chairman of the Compensation Committee since March 2013 and as a member of the EHS Committee since its inception in August 2014. Mr. Jordá served on the Board's Incentive Plan Committee from its inception in May 2010 until its dissolution in March 2013. Mr. Jordá has also served on the Board's Audit Committee from its inception in May 2006 until March 2013 and was reappointed to the Audit Committee in November 2014 and served until August 2015. In addition, he served on the NCG Committee from its inception in March 2013 until August 2014. Mr. Jordá’s experience has been primarily based in the oil and energy sector. Mr. Jordá has advised clients on potential refining and marketing projects as an employee of Gaffney Cline and Associates, a global oil and gas consulting firm, since May 2009 and as a self-employed consultant from March 2003 until May 2009. The Board believes that Mr. Jordá’s energy industry experience provides the Board with valuable expertise in energy industry matters.

Gary Sullivan

Mr. Gary M. Sullivan, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as one of our directors and as the chairman of the Board's Audit Committee since August 2015. He has also served as a member of the Board's NCG Committee since July 2016. Mr. Sullivan also served as a member of the board of directors of Logistics GP and the chairman of its audit committee from November 2012 until August 2015. Mr. Sullivan is a certified public accountant and certified global management accountant and has been an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business since January 2012 where he teaches accounting and auditing. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Sullivan was a private investor. From 1975 through 2009, Mr. Sullivan served in various roles with Deloitte & Touche LLP culminating in the role of senior client partner from 2004 through 2009 and was involved in such capacity with several public companies, including sponsors of master limited partnerships. Mr. Sullivan was appointed to the Board because the Board believed that his experience as a certified public accountant and partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP provides the Board with valuable expertise in matters involving finance and accounting.

Vicky Sutil

Ms. Vicky Sutil is an Independent Director of the Company. From 2010 to 2015 Ms. Sutil served as a member of the board of directors of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and from 2013 to 2015 Ms. Sutil served as a member of the board of directors of Plains GP Holdings, L.P. Ms. Sutil has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum and refining industry. Since July 2017, she has worked with SK E&P Company focusing on strategic planning and from October 2014 to February 2016 Ms. Sutil worked with California Resources as vice president of commercial analysis for CRC Marketing, Inc. From 2000 to 2014 she worked with Occidental Petroleum Corporation in different capacities including roles in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions and financial planning. Ms. Sutil has additional experience with ARCO Products Company and Mobil Oil Corporation working as a project engineer and business analyst in the refining and marketing divisions. Ms. Sutil attended the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a petroleum emphasis and she also holds a MBA from Pepperdine University.

Shlomo Zohar

Mr. Shlomo Zohar is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as one of our directors since May 2010, has served on the Board's Audit Committee since March 2011 and served as the chairman of the Audit Committee from November 2014 to August 2015. He has served on the Board's Compensation Committee since March 2013, has served on the NCG Committee since its inception in March 2013, served as chairman of the NCG Committee from March 2013 until November 2014 and served on the Board's Incentive Plan Committee from March 2011 until its dissolution in March 2013. Mr. Zohar has worked as an independent consultant in the financial services sector since January 2006. Between January 2006 and December 2009, Mr. Zohar served as a member and chairman of the boards of directors of Israel Discount Bank Ltd., Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd., Israel Discount Capital Markets & Investments Ltd. and Israel Credit Cards, Ltd. During this time, Mr. Zohar also served as a member and vice chairman of the board of directors of Israel Discount Bank of New York and as a member of the board of directors of Discount Bancorp, Inc. The Board believes that Mr. Zohar’s financial industry experience provides the Board with valuable expertise in the Company’s financial and accounting matters.

Keith Johnson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ezra Yemin

2,993,950

Louis LaBella

--

Assaf Ginzburg

1,190,690

Frederec Green

1,947,790

Regina Jones

--

Kevin Kremke

1,333,180

Avigal Soreq

2,252,540

Blake Fernandez

--

William Finnerty

252,445

David Wiessman

330,511

Carlos Jorda

242,445

Gary Sullivan

235,445

Vicky Sutil

--

Shlomo Zohar

238,945

Keith Johnson

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018