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. Gontikas joined Energean in 2013 as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Kavala Oil. As of 1/1/2018, Mr. Gontikas is Energean's Managing Director for all activities in Greece.
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.
Antonis Nicolopoulos joined Energean in 2018.
He has worked in England for British Gas and in Greece, West & East Europe for KANTOR Management Consultants, acquiring a broad experience in the energy sector, including project management, energy planning and feasibility studies, master plans, privatization, as well as strategic & business planning.
In 2004, he joined Titan Cement leading many commercial, energy, restructuring, business development, institutional building & training projects for the seven Business Units of Southeast Europe & East Med, including the development of the Antea greenfield Cement Plant in Albania. From 2008 to 2010 he was General Manager of the Usje Cement Plant in FYROM. In 2011, he became Titan’s SEE & EM Director responsible for Alternative Fuels Development & creator and Chairman of GAEA, Titan’s SPV for the strategic & sustainable waste management, treatment and supply of alternative fuels.
Antonis holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, & a Masters in Management & Implementation of Development Projects from UMIST in the UK.
Mrs. Lila Karageorgi-Dermitzaki is a professional Geoscientist with 35 years of industry experience. During this time, she held managerial positions in Vegas Oil & Gas, ZhenHua Oil and their Joint Venture affiliates in Egypt. Prior to that, she worked for Enterprise Oil, U.S. Department of Energy-Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. and British Petroleum.
Mrs. Dermitzaki has experience in Exploration, Development, Operations and Reserves Evaluation, managing multi-discipline sub-surface teams. During her carrier, she has been extensively exposed in multi-cultural environments, having worked in private and governmental agencies from different nationalities world-wide.
Mrs. Dermitzaki has a Master’s in Geophysics from the University in California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s in Geology from the Aristotelian University of Salonica, Greece.
She joined Energean as Group New Business Development Manager in July 2017.
In 1984 he was employed by North Aegean Petroleum Company (N.A.P.C.) as Process Engineer, becoming Senior Process Engineer in 1987, Head of Technical Services (1992) and Chief Engineer (1997 until May 1999) when the company terminated its operations. Between May and November 1999 he ensured the maintenance and security of the facilities as Project Manager for Eurotech Services, who were assigned the project by the Greek state.
He started his career in March 1979 at ESSO Canada as Process Engineer, continuing as Operations Engineer (1981-1982), at which time he left ESSO Canada to return to Greece. From 1983 to 1984, he worked as Operations Engineer at Ethyl Hellas in Thessaloniki.
He holds a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.