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Board of Directors

Dr. John J.  Farber

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Farber is the principal shareholder and the Chairman of ICC Industries Inc, Frutarom's major shareholder (approximately 37%) and a New York-based holding company that operates mainly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and plastic industries. Dr. Farber serves as member of the boards of directors of various subsidiaries of ICC Industries as well as the Chairman of ICC Chemical C... 

Mrs.  Maya  Farber

Director since 1996

Mrs. Maya Farber serves as Director of ICC Industries Inc, Frutarom’s major shareholder. She is an Artist and earned a BA degree in Academic from Hunter College, New York.


Ms.  Sandra Farber

Director since 2011

Ms. Farber has been Vice Chairman of ICC Industries Inc., Frutarom’s major shareholder, since 2007 and served as Vice President of Human Resources at ICC Industries Inc. from 2000 to 2007. She serves as a Director of ICC Trading Inc., Dover Chemical Corporation and Primex Plastics Corporation. Ms. Farber received Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1986.<... 

Mr.  Hans Abderhalden

Director since 2004

Mr. Abderhalden possesses 25 years of experience in the flavor and fragrance industry. Mr. Hans Abderhalden served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Emil Flachsmann AG from 2000 to 2002, which was acquired by Frutarom in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Abderhalden worked for Givaudan SA for a period of 18 years, including as President of the global flavors division. He has be... 

Mr. Isaac Angel

External Director since 2008, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Audit Committee and Balance Sheet Committee

Mr Angel serves as the CEO of Ormat Technologies Inc, since April 2014. Mr. Angel, spent 27 years in various positions at Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd., including as its President and CEO, from February 1999 to November 2006, when it was acquired by VeriFone Holdings Inc. After the acquisition by VeriFone, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Operations of Ver... 

Mr.  Yacov Elinav

External Director since 2008, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Balance Sheet Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Elinav serves as the Chairman of the board of Dash Provident Fund Management Ltd., Chairman of Yellow Pages Ltd., Chairman of the Bank for Industrial Development Israel Ltd.. For over 30 years, Mr. Elinav served in various positions at Bank Hapoalim B.M., including over 10 years as a member of the Board of Management, responsible for subsidiary and related companies. Mr. Eli... 

Mr.  Gil Leidner

Independent Director since 2010, Member of the Audit Committee, Balance Sheet Committee and Compensation Committee

Mr. Gil B. Leidner serves as Managing partner at Galram Consultants. Prior to that he served as President of Goren Capital Group from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Leidner served as Vice President of Koor since July 1, 1998 and as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Koor Industries Ltd. since December 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he served as General Manager of Koor Tourism, from 1992 to 1... 

Ms.  Dafna Sharir

External Director since 2014, Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee

Ms. Dafna Sharir is an Independent Consultant in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and business development and serves as an external director of Ormat industries since 2012. Ms. Sharir served as Senior Vice President Investments of Ampal Corp. Between 2002 and 2005. Before that she served as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Amdocs (until 2002). Between 1994-1996 Ms S...