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Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (GILT.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dov Baharav

67 2016 Chairman of the Board

Yona Ovadia

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Adi Sfadia

2015 Chief Financial Officer

Danny Fridman

55 2011 Chief Executive Officer - Gilat Peru and Colombia

Gai Berkovich

47 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Orna Balderman

47 2010 Vice President - Human Resources

Doron Elinav

49 2013 Vice President - Corporate Business Development

Assaf Eyal

54 2012 Vice President - Commercial Division

Moshe Tamir

50 2012 Vice President - Mobility Division

Robert Huffman

55 2014 General Manager, Wavestream

Ishay Davidi

55 2012 Director

Amiram Boehm

45 2014 Independent Director

Dafna Cohen

46 2014 Independent External Director

Gilead Halevy

49 2011 Independent Director

Zvi Lieber

74 2014 Independent Director

Amir Ofek

2014 Independent Director

Kainan Rafaeli

59 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dov Baharav

Mr. Dov Baharav serves as Chairman of the Board at Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. since May, 2014. During April 2015 and March 31, 2016, he has held the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer at the Company as well. His work experience includes the following roles: Chairman of the Board of Directors at Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Member of the Board at Mellanox Technologies, Member of the Board at Allot Communications Ltd, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director at Amdocs Management Ltd, Vice President and President at Amdocs, Inc and Chief Operating Officer at Optrotech Ltd. He is also actively involved with the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a MBA degree, both from Tel Aviv University.

Yona Ovadia

Mr. Yona Ovadia has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. effective March 31, 2016. His work experience includes the following roles: Employee at the Company (from April 2015), has held various managerial posts at Amdocs for 30 years, including as Amdocs Executive Management member. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Adi Sfadia

Danny Fridman

Mr. Danny Fridman is Chief Executive Officer - Gilat Peru and Colombia of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. He joined Gilat in 2006, and served as the company’s Corporate Internal Auditor until April 2011. Prior to joining Gilat, Mr. Fridman worked for Bezeq, the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation, as Corporate Internal Auditor from 2002 through 2006 and from 1984 through 2002 in various senior positions in the Internal Audit Department. Mr. Fridman is a graduate Public Accountant from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor, U.S.), CISA (Certified in Information Systems Auditor, U.S.) and CRISC (Certified in Risks Control). He also holds a Master Degree in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gai Berkovich

Mr. Gai Berkovich serves as Chief Operating Officer of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since June 2013 and has been Vice President, Research and Development since April 2009. Prior to joining Gilat, from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Berkovich served as Vice President, Research and Development for Intercast Networks Ltd. Mr. Berkovich held various positions at Verint Systems Ltd. from 1997 to 2007, having served there as Vice President, Product Development and Delivery from 2006 to 2007, as Director of Research and Development from 2000 to the end of 2005, and as development and team leader. Mr. Berkovich holds a M.B.A. degree from the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzeliya and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Technion.

Orna Balderman

Ms. Orna Balderman is Vice President - Human Resources of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since December 2010. Prior to joining Gilat, Ms. Balderman served as Vice President, Human Resources at Discretix Ltd. from 2008 to 2009 and was Vice President, Human Resources at Trivnet Ltd. from 2006 through 2008. From 1998 until 2006, Ms. Balderman held various senior positions at Comverse Ltd., having last served there as Associate Vice President, Human Resources. From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Balderman served as the Training and Organizational Development Manager in the operations division at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Ms. Balderman holds a B.A. in Sociology & Film and an executive M.B.A. from the Recanati Faculty of Management, both from Tel Aviv University.

Doron Elinav

Mr. Doron Elinav is Vice President - Corporate Business Development of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since June 2013 and has been Vice President, Ka-band Strategic Projects since March 2012. From March 2008 to February 2012, Mr. Elinav was our Vice President, Marketing and Business Development and from 2005 to March 2008 he was our Director of Strategic Marketing. Prior to joining Gilat, Mr. Elinav held various senior marketing positions in the hi-tech industry, including as Project Manager, New Technologies from 2003 to 2005 at Flash Networks Ltd., as Product Manager and Director of Product Marketing from 2001 to 2003 at Communications Systems Ltd. (Comsys), as Product Manager from 1998 to 2000 Radcom Ltd. and as Product Manager from 1995 to 1998 at Eltek Ltd. Mr. Elinav holds a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Assaf Eyal

Mr. Assaf Eyal has been Vice President - Commercial Division of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since March 2012. Prior to joining Gilat, Mr. Eyal was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ultrashape Ltd. from August 2008 through December 2011 and continued as a Director of Ultrashape until it was sold to Syneron Medical in February 2012. Mr. Eyal served as Executive Vice President at NUR Macroprinters Ltd. from May 2006 to March 2008, when NUR was sold to Hewlett Packard. Prior to that, Mr. Eyal served as Co-President of the Display Division of Orbotech Ltd. from 2001 to 2006 and from 1998 to 2001, he managed the Display Division from Orbotech’s Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. In his earlier years with Orbotech, from 1989 through 1998, he served in various management positions in the U.S. and in Israel. Mr. Eyal holds a B.Sc. degree in Material Engineering from Ben Gurion University and a M.Sc. in Management from Lesley College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Moshe Tamir

Mr. Moshe Tamir is Vice President - Mobility Division of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since March 2012. Prior to joining Gilat, between 1981 and 2009, Mr. Tamir served in the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, including in senior command positions: He was Division Commander from 2006 through 2009; General Command Chief of Staff from 2004 to 2006; and Golani Brigade Commander from 2001 through 2003. Mr. Tamir currently holds the rank of Brigadier General (reserve).

Robert Huffman

Mr. Robert A. Huffman is General Manager, Wavestream of the Company. Prior to that, from 2011 until 2014, Mr. Huffman served as president of Applied Technologies Group at L-3. Prior to that, From 2010 until 2011, Mr. Huffman served as Vice President of Projects for the Electronic Systems Group at L-3. Mr. Huffman was the President of Interstate Electronics Corporation, or IEC, at L-3 from 2001-2010, and prior to that, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at IEC. From 1992 until 2000, Mr. Huffman served in various executive positions at IEC. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Huffman was Vice President of Engineering at IEC. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Huffman served as General Manager of the Military GPS and Communication Systems Department at IEC, and prior to that as Operations Director for Figgie Medical Systems, IEC’s parent company. Mr. Huffman joined IEC as an Associate Engineer in 1984 and held various engineering positions there. Mr. Huffman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University. Mr. Huffman is a member of the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute.

Ishay Davidi

Mr. Ishay Davidi is Director of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since December 31, 2012. Mr. Davidi is the Founder and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the FIMI Opportunity Funds, Israel’s largest group of private equity funds, since 1996. Mr. Davidi currently serves as a director of Scope Metals Group Ltd., a company traded on TASE, Inrom Industries Ltd., Ormat Industries Ltd. (TASE) and Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd. (TASE). Mr. Davidi previously served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Retalix (NASDAQ and TASE) from August 2008 until January 2010, of Tefron Ltd. (New York Stock Exchange and TASE) and of Tadir-Gan (TASE), and as a director of Retalix, Tadiran Communications Ltd. (TASE), Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE), Merhav Ceramic and Building Materials Center Ltd. (TASE), TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE), Orian C.M. Ltd. (TASE), Ophir Optronics Ltd. (TASE) and Formula Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE). Prior to establishing FIMI, from 1993 until 1996, Mr. Davidi was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tikvah Fund, a private Israeli investment fund. From 1992 until 1993 Mr. Davidi was the Chief Executive Officer of Zer Science Industries Ltd., a developer of diagnostics equipment for the healthcare industry. Mr. Davidi holds a B.Sc. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a M.B.A. from Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Amiram Boehm

Mr. Amiram Boehm is Independent Director of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. Mr. Boehm has been a Partner in the FIMI Opportunity Funds, Israel’s largest group of private equity funds, since 2004. Mr. Boehm serves as the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of FITE GP (2004), and as a director at Scope Metal Trading Ltd., a company traded on the TASE, Ormat Technologies Inc., a company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd. (TASE) and Inter Industries Ltd. (TASE). Mr. Boehm previously served as a director at Global Wire Ltd. (TASE), Telkoor Telecom Ltd. (TASE) and Solbar Industries Ltd. (TASE). Prior to joining FIMI, from 1999 until 2004, Mr. Boehm served as Head of Research at Discount Capital Markets, the investment arm of Israel Discount Bank. Mr. Boehm holds a B.A. in Economy and a LL.B. from Tel Aviv University, and a Joint M.B.A. from Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University.

Dafna Cohen

Ms. Dafna Cohen is Independent External Director of the Company. Ms. Cohen is the Head of Business control and Investor Relations of EL-AL Israel Airlines Ltd., a company traded on the TASE and as an independent business and financial advisor. Ms. Cohen has served as a member of board of directors of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd since 2009 (NASDAQ and TASE). Ms. Cohen served as Director of Global Treasury of MediaMind Technologies Inc. (previously traded on NASDAQ) and as a member of Investment committee of the Board from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Cohen served as a Director of Investments and as a Treasurer of Emblaze Ltd. and as a member of Investment committee of the Board from 2005 to 2009 (London Stock Exchange). Prior to that, Ms. Cohen served as an Investment Manager for Leumi Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Leumi and as a manager at the derivatives sector of the Investment Division of Bank Leumi. Ms. Cohen previously served as a member of boards of directors of XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE) from 2009 to 2015, Europort Ltd from 2012 to 2014 (TASE) and of Inventech Central Ltd from 2011 to 2012 (TASE). Ms. Cohen previously served as a member of Investment committee of: Matrix ltd (TASE) and Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE). Ms. Cohen holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting and a B.A. degree in economics and political science, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gilead Halevy

Mr. Gilead Halevy is an Independent Director of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., effective January 2011. Mr. Halevy is a founding member and general partner of Kedma Capital Partners, or KCPS, a leading Israeli private equity fund. Mr. Halevy is a member of the KCPS investment committee. Prior to establishing KCPS, Mr. Halevy was a Director at Giza Venture Capital from April 2001 to January 2006, where he led investments in communication and information technology companies, and directed Giza's European business activities. Previously, from 1998 to 2001, Mr. Halevy practiced law at White & Case LLP, where he advised in connection with mergers and acquisitions in the Telecom Media and Technology group. Mr. Halevy was also a founding member of the White & Case Israel practice group during that time. From 1993 to 1998, he was a senior associate with Zellermayer & Pelossof, one of Israel's leading commercial law firms, where he advised in connection with public securities, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Mr. Halevy currently serves as Chairman of Brand Industries Ltd. (TASE: BRND), Chairman of Hatehof Industries Ltd. and Vice Chairman of the Marina Galil Group. Mr. Halevy holds a LL.B. (magna cum laude) and B.A. in Humanities (interdisciplinary course for exceptional students), both from the Hebrew University.

Zvi Lieber

Dr. Zvi Lieber is a Independent Director of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. Dr. Zvi Lieber is a financial and investment consultant, an Actuary and an economist. Dr. Lieber has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Analyst Provident Funds Ltd. since 2011, and as member of the boards of directors of Baran Ltd., a global provider of engineering, technology, and construction for challenging projects since 2008, Ampa Capital Ltd. a company specializes in non-bank financing since 2006 and Europort Ltd., a holding company mainly focused on the area of senior living residence projects since 2010. Dr. Lieber was a faculty member in Tel Aviv University, The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration for about 30 years between 1972 and 2002. He lectured on accounting, finance and value creation. Dr. Lieber was also a visiting professor at the business school of NYU in 1971-2 and 1977-8 where he lectured on accounting, and in recent years he lectured in various colleges in Israel. Dr. Lieber has published numerous papers in leading academic journals. From 2008 until 2011 Dr. Lieber was a member of the board of directors of Retalix Ltd., a company previously traded on NASDAQ and TASE. From 2010 until 2011 he served as Chairman of the board of directors of Analyst Underwriters Ltd. From 2005 until 2009, Dr. Lieber served as a board member of Provident and Pension Fund of the workers of the Jewish Agency. From 2002 until 2006 he served as a board member of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Prior to that he served as a board member of numerous public and private companies. Dr. Lieber also participated in key public committees appointed by the Israeli government. Dr. Lieber holds a PhD in Business Administration from Chicago University.

Amir Ofek

Mr. Amir Ofek is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ofek is a partner at Baharav Ventures Ltd. (“BVL”), a company wholly owned by our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Baharav. Mr. Ofek serves as director on the board of Cyberint Inc. a provider of cybersecurity services and products solutions, since September 2014. Prior to joining BVL, Mr. Ofek worked at Amdocs Inc., or Amdocs, the leading BSS/OSS provider, from 2006 to 2014, where he served as VP Client Business Executive SingTel Group at Amdocs, based in Singapore from 2009. Prior to this role, Mr. Ofek served as Director of Management Services at Amdocs from 2007 to 2009 and in the Corporate Strategy unit from 2006 to 2007. Before joining Amdocs in 2006, Mr. Ofek worked for Elbit Systems Ltd., a leading aerospace defense company, from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Ofek holds a BSc. degree (Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering and Management, majoring in Information Systems from the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. degree from INSEAD.

Kainan Rafaeli

Mr. Kainan Rafaeli is an Independent Director of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., since December 31, 2012. Mr. Rafaeli is a private investor and has served since September 2009 as the Chairman of Senso Optics Ltd., an Israeli defense contractor. Mr. Rafaeli was a founder, shareholder and CEO of Kinetics Ltd., an Israeli company which develops and manufactures hydraulic, air conditioning, NBC protection and electric systems for military vehicles and aircraft, from 1985 until 2009. From 1999 until 2009, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Real Time Laboratories LLC, a U.S. based defense contractor. Mr. Rafaeli holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion and a M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.