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Ormat Technologies announces changes at senior management of company

Company leadership - Ormat website screenshot - Feb. 2020
Alexander Richter 25 Feb 2020

Ormat Technologies announces the retirement of CEO Isaac Angel effective July 1, 2020 and the appointment of current President and CFO Mr. Doron Blachar as CEO.

As part of an announcement of its financial results for Q4 and the full year of 2019, Ormat Technologies, Inc. reports a transition of its senior management.

Mr. Angel has decided to retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020, after six years of successful service to the Company, its employees and its shareholders.  It is intended that Mr. Angel will become a member of Ormat’s Board of Directors before his retirement as Chief Executive Officer and will continue to be employed by the Company through December 31, 2020 in order to assist with the management transition.

Ormat’s Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Blachar, the Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer, to succeed Mr. Angel.  Mr. Blachar will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2020 upon Mr. Angel’s retirement. Mr. Blachar has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ormat since 2013 and was instrumental in the strategic development and growth of the company during that period. Previously, he held senior managerial positions with Shikun & Binui Ltd., A.D.O. Group Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Amdocs Limited.

Mr. Blachar will be succeeded in his role as Chief Financial Officer by Assaf Ginzburg, effective May 10, 2020, at which point Mr. Blachar will serve as President of the Company until assuming his role as Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2020. Mr. Ginzburg currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) and Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL), and has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry. In his financial positions, Mr. Ginzburg supervised teams of senior financial professionals and has significant experience in all aspects of corporate finance, financial planning, tax, accounting and investor relations.

“Ormat is well positioned with broad and committed senior leadership, enabling a smooth and seamless transition,” commented Mr. Angel. “Over the last seven years, Doron has proved himself to be a talented and outstanding executive with demonstrated ability as a business leader. I am confident that Doron will lead Ormat to continued success. Assaf Ginzburg is a proven financial executive with significant experience and Ormat will benefit from his expertise as we continue to grow. I look forward to continuing to be part of the Ormat family and, in the future, to contribute to Ormat’s success as a member of the Board of Directors.”

The Board of Directors of Ormat issued the following statement: “Isaac has led Ormat to become not only a geothermal industry leader, but also in the development of initiatives in the broader renewable energy sector. Isaac established a strong and responsible corporate culture, built a strong management team and created lasting value for employees, customers, and shareholders. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement from day-to-day leadership of Ormat and are grateful that he has agreed to continue to serve the Company in the future as a member of the Board of Directors. The Board is confident that the Company will reach new heights under Doron’s leadership. Doron has been a strategic executive with a deep understanding of our industry and how to grow our business profitably. He has proven invaluable over the past seven years. Finally, we welcome Assaf Ginzburg to the Ormat team.”

Source: Ormat release