NEI’s Team

NEI is led by a strong and experienced management team who hold various credentials and experience within the oil industry

Jacques Sebag
Jacques Sebag
NEI CEO

Mr Sebag served as the enthusiastic entrepreneur behind the establishment of several successful ventures and projects, prior to this Mr Sebag was involved in the management and implementation of large multi-national humanitarian projects in the middle east and in the foundation of local branches of well-known global companies, Mr Sebag has a strong Marketing and Management background and specializes in Maritime shipping and International Logistics. Mr Sebag is involved since 2008 in the management of Oil and Gas projects, he was appointed as a the CEO of Northwood Exploration in 2011 and is since then responsible for the development of the Israeli Oil Shale Project.

Andrew Rowe
Andrew Rowe
Casella Wines Legal Advisor

Mr. Rowe is a lawyer since 1998 and the principal of law firm Cappello Rowe Australia since 2011 with a special interest in natural resources. Mr. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Rowe was Admitted as a lawyer in New Zealand (1996) and Australia (1998).

Rafi Dayan
Rafi Dayan
CFO

Mr. Dayan is a CPA and a lawyer. Mr. Dayan was the CFO of GeoGlobal Resources Israel Ltd. Prior to this, Mr. Dayan was a controller in General electric Co in Israel. Mr. Dayan holds an LLB in Law from Tel Aviv University and a BA in accounting from Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Yaakov Mimran
Dr. Yaakov Mimran
Regulation Supervisor

Dr. Mimran acts as a consultant in various fields related to natural resources. Dr. Mimran was the head of the Natural Resources Administration in the Ministry of National Infrastructures and acted as the mining and petroleum commissioner. Dr. Mimran holds a PHD from Leeds University as well as a Master of Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics from the University of London.

Moshe Farjoun
Moshe Farjoun
Petroleum Expert

Mr. Farjoun is a consultant for projects of oil producing from unconventional sources. Mr. Farjoun was until recently a consultant for a number of leading companies including Paz, Israel Corporation and Galil Engineering. Mr. Farjoun was previously the CEO of Bazan, the Israeli Oil Refineries. Mr. Farjoun holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology

Arnon Wohlfarth
Arnon Wohlfarth
Oil Shale Specialist

Mr. Wohlfarth is an expert in the field of oil shale utilization as well as energy and heat of power systems. Mr. Wohlfarth initiated the oil shale R&D program of Israel during the 70-80 energy crises and served as technical manager and later also as CEO of PAMA company. Mr. Wohlfarth holds an M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Yoram Grossowicz
Yoram Grossowicz
Head Geologist

Mr. Grossowicz is a senior geologist with more than 40 years experience as a petroleum geologist engaged in many exploration projects in Israel and abroad. He serves as the company's chief geologist from its founding with expertise in exploration and development of petroleum and other resources. Mr. Grossowicz holds a M.Sc. degree in Hydrogeology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and served as a petroleum geologist for the major part of his professional career.

Raya Zlotnikov
Raya Zlotnikov
Environmental Geologist

Mrs. Zlotnikov is a Geologist, with over 15 years of experience in management of various projects and geo-environmental surveys. Mrs. Zlotnikov is in charge of environmental issues and regulation relevant to the mine and production facility at NEI. Mrs. Zlotnikov holds an M.Sc in Geology from the Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva. She also has 3 academic years of background in geophysics from the Russian Academy of Oil and Gas in Moscow.

Leoneid Vainstein
Leoneid Vainstein
Process Engineer

Mr. Veinstain is a heat and power engineer. Mr. Veinstain has 40 years of experience in various international companies including PAMA. Mr Veinstein is a senior lecturer in thermal systems and processes and an independent consultant for various leading companies. Mr. Veinstain holds an M.Sc from Lvov Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine)

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