Mr. Alex Hilman serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since September 2009. He has joined the board of directors in February 2002. Mr. Hilman is a partner in Hilman & Co., which provides auditing, tax and business consulting services to corporations. Mr. Hilman was the President of the Israeli Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel, served on the board of IFAC, and is a member of the Small & Medium Practices committee in IFAC. Mr. Hilman has published professional works on tax and accounting, among them, The Israel Tax Guide. Mr. Hilman has also held professional and management positions at the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Hilman holds a B.A. in Accountancy and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Chaim Labenski joined our board of directors in January 2010. Mr. Labenski served as a member of Optibase board of directors from January 2002 until December 2007. From 1977 to 1999 Mr. Labenski held a number of Positions in Securities Division of Hapoalim Bank BM. including First Vice President and Head of Foreign Securities and was involved in consulting, securities research, trading and I.P.O coordination with global investment houses. Since 1999 he has been acting as a private investor. Mr. Labenski holds a B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering from Aston University, U.K, an M.Sc degree in Engineering Management from Leeds University and a D.B.A degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School.
Ms. Orli Garti-Seroussi joined our board of directors in February 2008. Ms. Garti-Seroussi has been involved in implementing public policy for the past 20 years. She is currently the Director of the Bureau of Municipal Corporations at the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa. Between 1999 and 2001 Ms. Garti-Seroussi was the Director of the Consulting Department at the Shif-Hazenfrats & Associations CPA firm. Prior to this, she served as the Deputy Director Market Regulation Division and as the C.P.A Corporate Division at Israel Securities Authority (ISA) and as the Auditor at the Supervision and Inspection Division of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Ms. Garti-Seroussi holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master in Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University Recanati School of Business, a Diploma in Law Enforcement for Senior Executive in the Public Sector and a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Danny Lustiger joined our board of directors on October 2009. Mr. Lustiger is an independent consultant and has over 15 years of experience in various aspects of Hi-Tech industry at senior positions together with Real estate and infrastructure industries, experience at senior position in public companies. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Lustiger served as the Chief Financial officer of Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. From 1996 and until 2005, Mr. Lustiger served at different managerial positions at Optibase including Chief Financial Officer. From 1993 to 1996 Mr. Lustiger held the position of an accountant and auditor at Igal Brightman & Co. (currently Brightman Almagor & Co., a member of Deloitte & Touche Tomatsu International). Mr. Lustiger is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel. Mr. Lustiger holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and Economics and an MBA in Finance and International management from the Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Rouven Schwarz joined
our board of directors on July 2014. Since 2012, Mr. Schwarz serves as a real
estate manager for a private company. From 2008 through 2012 Mr. Schwarz
has served as a manager for CentrisCapital AG. From 2006
through 2008 Mr. Schwarz has served as a banker for Meinl
Bank AG, Vienna. Mr. Schwarz holds a Magister (MA)
degree from the University of Economic and Business
Administration Vienna, Austria.