Shaul Zemach is a leading Israeli Energy and Infrastructure expert, who joined Energean Israel when it was established.
Mr. Zemach served as Director General of the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources from 2009 to 2013 after acting as Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
Following the discovery of significant Israeli Natural Gas volumes in 2011, Mr. Zemach was appointed as Chairman of an inter-ministerial committee to examine government policy on the natural gas industry by the Israeli Prime Minister and the Minister of Energy. The Committee’s final report was approved by the Cabinet inJune 2013.
Mr. Zemach has served on Boards of Directors for several leading Energy and Financial corporations in Israel and numerous government-owned companies, including Israel Electric Corporation. He served as Acting Chairman of Israel Airport Authority Council (2006).
Mr. Zemach holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University and a Masters in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Mastrantonis joined Energean in 2011 as Human Resources and Administration Manager. Since July 2016, he has served as the Managing Director of Energean Oil & Gas SA Greece and as a member of the board.
He manages HR and Admin, providing decision-making support and leadership along with management of business-critical, large-scale projects.
Mr. Mastrantonis obtained his business administration degrees (BA and MBA) from University of Staffordshire in the UK and an MSc in Human Resources Management from Athens University of Business and Economics.
Dr. Tarakhan has almost 40 years of extensive experience in the oil industry, mainly in the Middle East and Africa regions. He has spent 29 years in exploration and oilfield development with BP, Repsol, Repsol-YPF, Kuwait Energy Company Limited, PGNiG and Madison PetroGas, which led to the development of small- to mid-size oil and gas fields following over 58 Commercial Oil discoveries. He spent eight years in oilfield Techno-Commercial studies and specialized in regional business development with Ryton Exploration at Schlumberger and Halliburton.
Dr. Tarakhan is a reservoir characterization specialist and an AAPG Certified Professional Petroleum Geologist (CPG # 5120). He also lectured on advanced petroleum geology at Ain Shams University.
Dr. Tarakhan has a BSc (Hons) in Geology, a MSc, and PhD in Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Characterization. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of London.
With over 25 years of senior management experience in the private and public sectors, Mr. Gontikas has successfully handled union issues as well as volatile shareholder situations.
He has served as President and CEO of Panathinaikos FC and held various administrative positions in the highly competitive media and communication market including Greek Television SA , NOVA / Supersport Channels, MACEDONIA TV, ANTENNA TV, BBDO and Mondial Promotions.
Before starting his career in media, Mr. Gontikas worked for five years as a legal advisor. He is a licensed attorney, holding a Law degree from Athens University and an LLM from Duke University, NC, USA.