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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

2016 Interim President, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Victor Carrillo

50 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Croswell

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

Lee Russell

2017 Director

Kent Siegel

59 2012 Director

Ralph Devore

2016 Independent Director

Forrest Garb

85 2005 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, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice Chairman 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.

Victor Carrillo

Mr. Victor G. Carrillo has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Operating Officer of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. He was appointed to Zion’s Board in September 2010 and appointed Executive Vice President in January 2011. In October of 2011 he was appointed as the Company President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Carrillo also currently serves as a director of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (an oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional oil and gas resource plays in the US). He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Carrillo is a petroleum geologist and geophysicist, attorney, former city councilman, former county judge, and former statewide elected official. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Carrillo served as a commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas (the state agency with regulatory jurisdiction over Texas oil and gas exploration and production and pipelines), having served twice as chairman of the three-member statewide elected board. Mr. Carrillo holds a law degree from the University of Houston, a Master of Science degree in geology from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Hardin-Simmons University. Mr. Carrillo also received an honorary doctorate degree from Hardin-Simmons University in May 2006.

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.

Ralph Devore

Mr. Ralph F. Devore is Independent Director of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. DeVore’s career includes over 25 years in advertising and marketing as an entrepreneur doing business with Fortune 100 companies such as PepsiCo, Walgreens and Philip Morris. In addition, he held a management position with The Sherwin-Williams Company, a Fortune 500 company. Ralph currently serves as President of Christian Commerce Corporation, a 501(c)(3) private foundation which he founded in 1984. The focus of the foundation is promotion and education of Christian principles through world-wide evangelism. He is on the Board of the Christian Commerce Corporation and has recently been on the board of the Hal Lindsey Website Ministries. He also serves in a consulting role to other Christian ministries who call on his business expertise and years of ministry experience. Ralph earned a B.S. in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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.

Brittany Martin

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