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Zion Oil and Gas Inc (ZN.OQ)

ZN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Brown

76 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Dustin Guinn

2018 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Croswell

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President - Administration and Corporate Controller, Director

Lee Russell

2017 Director

Kent Siegel

59 2012 Director

Forrest Garb

85 2005 Independent Director

Virginia Prodan

2018 Independent Director

John Seery

2018 Independent Director

Brittany Martin

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Brown

Mr. John M. Brown is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. Mr. Brown is the founder of Zion and has been a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zion since its organization in April 2000. He also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer until September 2004 and as President until October 2001. He has management, marketing and sales experience, having held senior management positions in two Fortune 100 companies - GTE Valeron, a subsidiary of GTE Corporation and a manufacturer of cutting tools, where he was employed from 1966-86 and served as the corporate director of purchasing, and Magnetek, Inc., a manufacturer of digital power supplies, systems and controls, where he was corporate director of procurement during 1988-89. Mr. Brown was a director and principal stockholder in M&B Concrete Construction, Inc. from 1996 to 2003 and is an officer and director of M&B Holding Inc. (a Nevada corporation) based in Dallas, Texas, and the sole shareholder of M&B General Contracting Inc. (a Delaware corporation). These companies primarily provide cement walls and floors for industrial buildings, office buildings and home developers. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Brown had been actively pursuing a license for oil and gas exploration in Israel for many years. His efforts led to the obtaining, in May 2000, the Ma'anit License in the Joseph Project, the precursor to the Joseph License. Mr. Brown holds a BBA degree from Fullerton College.

Dustin Guinn

Mr. Dustin L. Guinn serves as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Guinn served as Chief Executive Officer (“Viking CEO”) of Viking Services from June of 2011 through September 30, 2015. Mr. Guinn’s primary responsibilities included operational and strategic management focusing on the growth, deployment and profitability of assets in Turkey, Northern Iraq, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and other strategic countries within the Middle East, North Africa, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Guinn has extensive experience in transactional mergers and acquisitions involving both entity and asset purchases as well as the integration of those acquisitions and has been intimately involved in the growth of Viking, in terms of financial, operational, structural, and reporting and management growth since its inception in 2008. Prior to assuming the responsibilities of Viking CEO in 2011, Mr. Guinn served as President of Viking International and Viking Geophysical in which he leveraged his financial background and experience to focus on the continued development of operational efficiencies, reporting implementation, profitable asset deployment and accountability focusing on ROI metrics. Mr. Guinn was integral in the procurement and negotiation of many of Viking’s key long-term, ongoing service contracts and MSAs that Viking currently enjoys. Mr. Guinn has also served in a number of capacities within Viking such as CFO, Treasury Manager and Financial Analyst, which allowed for the opportunity to have a balanced and well-rounded understanding of the business. Mr. Guinn graduated, with honors, from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, during which point and time he competed in both track and field and football and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M.

Michael Croswell

Mr. Michael B. Croswell, Jr., CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President - Administration and Corporate Controller, Director of the Company. Mr. Croswell has been serving as Corporate Controller for the Company since April 2011. In February 2013, Michael was promoted to Vice President of Administration and in August 2016, Mr. Croswell was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Croswell is a corporate accounting and management professional with a diverse range of industry experience. Mr. Croswell is a Certified Public Accountant since 1997 and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1994 and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dallas in 2013.

Lee Russell

Dr. Lee R. Russell has been appointed as Director of the Company., effective May 1, 2017. He has been an independent Geoscience Consultant with the Company since August of 2012. He has over 41 years of industry experience in research and exploration positions with Shell Oil Co., Arco, and Sun Oil, as well as in his own exploration pursuits and consultancy. Projects have ranged from domestic exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, Rocky Mountains, and Alaska, to international projects in East and West Africa, North Sea, Norway, Onshore China, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Newfoundland. He is a published author of many scientific articles and served as a Panel Chair and Co-Author of a National Research Council study on “Solid Earth Sciences and Society.” He received his BA in Geology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1970, and MSc and PhD degrees in Geology and Geophysics from Texas Tech University in 1972 and 1977. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, serving two terms as Associate Editor, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Kent Siegel

Mr. Kent S. Siegel is Director of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc., since December 21, 2012. Mr. Siegel previously served as a director on the Company’s Board from November 2003 through March 31, 2011 and as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from July 9, 2010 through March 31, 2011, the date of his resignation. Mr. Siegel has served as president and chief operating officer of Kent S. Siegel, P.C. since 1984. Kent S. Siegel, P.C. is a firm of certified public accountants and attorneys at law based in West Bloomfield, Michigan, at which Mr. Siegel practices as a tax and bankruptcy attorney and CPA. Mr. Siegel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Michigan State University School of Business, a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University School of Engineering. Mr. Siegel’s extensive experience as a certified public accountant and in tax law provides our Board with a critical accounting and tax law perspective. Mr. Siegel is a valuable member of the Audit Committee of our Board.

Forrest Garb

Mr. Forrest A. Garb is Independent Director of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc., since November 2005. Mr. Garb is a petroleum engineer who has provided independent consulting services for more than 45 years. His consulting career began with H.J. Gruy and Associates, Inc. and its successors, where he served as a vice president for four years, executive vice-president for ten years, and president for fifteen years, until leaving in 1986, following Gruy’s merger into a public company. In his capacity as president, Mr. Garb contracted, performed and supervised over 12,500 projects ranging from simple evaluations to sophisticated reservoir simulations. In 1988, Mr. Garb founded Forrest A. Garb & Associates, Inc., a privately-owned petroleum consulting firm, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer until his retirement in 2003 and sale of his interests in the company to its key employees. Prior to entering into consulting, Mr. Garb was educated in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University (BSc and Professional MSc) and received his early training at Socony Mobil Oil Company in Kansas, Texas, Louisiana and Venezuela. Mr. Garb is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a past President of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery, the American Arbitration Association, the Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas, the Dallas Geological Society, and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is a charter member of The American Institute of Minerals Appraisers. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. Mr. Garb’s petroleum engineering background and vast experience in the petroleum industry spanning over 45 years provide our Board with a valuable resource in assessing oil and gas prospects.

Virginia Prodan

Ms. Virginia Prodan is Independent Director of the company effective July 1, 2018. She is an international human rights attorney and an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom. She is president and founder of Virginia Prodan Ministries. Ms. Prodan earned a Juris Doctor Degree at the Bucharest Law School, Romania, and was licensed in 1977. She was exiled from Ceausescu’s Romania in 1988 for defending human rights cases, which concerned Ceausescu’s persecution of Christians in Communist Romania. She earned a Master of Laws, LL.M. International, in 1995 and earned a Juris Doctor in 1997 from Southern Methodist University. She is licensed in Texas and Colorado and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She was an intern for the Institute for Justice in Washington, D.C. and was an intern for U.S. Judge Sidney Fitzwater of the Northern District of Texas. She is on the Adjunct Faculty at El Centro College Paralegal Program. Ms. Prodan is on the advisory board of Stand with Persecuted Churches, the 21st Century Wilberforce Ministry and 4word women.org and on the board of directors of the State Republican Executive Committee – Senate District 16.

John Seery

Mr. John T. Seery has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective September 1, 2018. Mr. Seery was employed by Mustang Engineering from 1998 until his current retirement as a Project Engineer for projects in Kansas, Texas, Scotland, Lithuania and Equatorial Guinea for clients such as ExxonMobil. He was employed by Basic Systems, Inc. as a Project Manager for projects in the Ukraine and Uzbekistan from 1993 to 1998. He was employed as a Project Manager by Armelline Engineering from 1990 to 1992 for projects in Oklahoma and California for clients such as Arco Oil & Gas and Mobil. He was employed by Nova Engineering from 1984 to 1990, Aztec Construction from 1981 to 1983, Edeco from 1973 to 1981 and Sun Oil Refinery from 1969 to 1973. Mr. Seery earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He also completed management courses at Findlay College.

Brittany Martin

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