Northwood’s Team

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

Dr. Yaakov Mimran
Dr. Yaakov Mimran
Chairman of the Board and Regulation Manager

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.

Jacques Sebag
Jacques Sebag
Northwood 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.

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.

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 Northwood. 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.

Dr. Yeshayahu Bar-Or
Dr. Yeshayahu Bar-Or
Environmental Expert

Dr. Bar-Or holds a Ph.D. in environmental microbiology from the Hebrew University. He served as Chief Scientist and Deputy Director General at the Ministry of the Environment. At present he serves as consultant to large industrial firms, government ministries, etc. His expertise is in issues of water and wastewater quality, soil pollution and environmental health.

David Shitrit
David Shitrit
Mining Specialist

Mr. Shitrit is an experienced geologist and mining engineer, specializing in geology of phosphate, oil shale, limestone and other materials.  He  has been managing for 15 years ICL largest phosphate mines in Israel, and the only Oil shale mine in Rotem. Mr. Shitrit holds an M.Sc in Geology and an MBA from Ben Gurion University, and an M.Sc in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Fedor Shpigel
Fedor Shpigel
Associate Engineer

Mr Shpigel has experience in planning and managing projects in the field of energy, with an emphasis on the construction of renewable energy and natural gas power stations. In previous positions he specialized in process control (DCS engineering). Mr Shpigel holds B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ben-Gurion University.

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)

Arnon Wohlfarth
Arnon Wohlfarth
Oil Shale Expert

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

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