Management

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes seven highly qualified directors.

The role of the Board is to outline and approve the company’s strategy and key decisions.

Meir Jacobson

Chairman of the Board

Meir Jacobson has served as Chairman of our board of directors since January 2000 and his term of service as our director was last renewed by our shareholders on July 2009.

From the year 2000 and until September 2003, Mr. Jacobson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Investment House Ltd., an Israeli investment banking Firm. Prior to that time, Mr Jacobson was the general manager of Nechasim M. I. Ltd., an Israeli governmental company established for the purpose of engaging in the privatization of banks in Israel. Mr. Jacobson is also the chairman of the board of directors of Ilex Medical Ltd., and a director in Medtechnica Ltd., Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd. and Jerusalem Economy Ltd. (all publicly traded companies on the Tel-Aviv stock exchange).

Mr. Jacobson has a B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting from Tel-Aviv University.

Shmuel Melman

CEO & Director

Shmuel is a founder of Crow Electronic Engineering and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Crow Electronic Engineering since its inception in 1982.

Since 1999, Mr. Melman serves as our director and since 2003, Mr. Melman serves as our Chief Executive Officer.

Abram J. Silver

Director

Has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2004. Mr. Silver is President and CEO of Kensington Capital Corporation a New York based stock brokerage firm with membership in the NASD. He has been involved in the investor and investment banking community since April 1983. He has both business and real estate holdings in the U.S. and Israel.

James (Chaim) Farkas


Independent Non-Executive Director (External Director)

James (Chaim) Farkas has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“Dachatz”) of the Board and a member of the Company’s Audit Committee since April 2009.  He has served as Chairman of the Company's Remuneration and Compensation Committee since 2013.
James is the Founder and Principal of the boutique Investment and Advisory firm Babcock & Farkas Ltd, having previously been the Investment Director in the Corporate & Structured Finance Group of the international bank and asset manager Babcock & Brown.

James has over 18 years’ international experience in corporate advisory, merchant banking, private equity investments and law, including in Australia, the UK and Israel.  He serves as a Director on a number of public and private company Boards.

James holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees from the University of New South Wales, and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

Alla Felder

External director

Alla Felder serves as our external director ("dachatz") of our board of director, a member of our audit committee since June, 2013.
Mrs. Alla Felder, CPA, serves as an external director in Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. and Argaman Industries Ltd. and a director in Excellence Nesuha stock exchange member Ltd. and Profit Building Industries Ltd. She received her business administration and accounting degree from the College of Management Academic Studies, Israel and an executive master's degree in the Science of Finance from the City University of New York.
Mrs. Felder worked during the years 1997-2010 at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Israel (Kesselman&Kesselman) as a senior manager and is a consultant on financial and accounting matters on an ongoing basis. Since 2003, Mrs. Felder is a lecturer in the College of Management Academic Studies Division, Israel lecturing in accounting. Prior to her work in PWC Israel, Mrs. Felder worked at the Israeli Prime Minister Bureau as an operational unit manager.

 

Monique Bennoun

V.P. Sales & Marketing Manager, Director 

Has served as director since August 2000 and has been Crow’s manager of marketing and sales since 1994.

Previously Ms. Bennoun has fulfilled numerous marketing positions including in the International Sales Division of Tadiran Telecommunications Ltd. between 1992 and 1994 and as a sales manager in Mennen Medical Ltd. from 1989 to 1991.

Ms. Bennoun is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France and has an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Zeev Avraham Slavin

Director 

Ze'ev Avraham Slavin was elected to serve as our director on December 2003 and has served as a member of our Audit Committee.

Mr. Slavin is currently serving as a senior lecturer in Jerusalem Talmudic College. Until 2002 Mr. Slavin has served as a CEO of several corporations engaged in the poultry industry.