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Daniel Benjamin Glinert

Daniel Benjamin Glinert

Executive Director and Chairman of the Board
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Daniel Benjamin Glinert has been an Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of the Group since 1999. He is also a Director in the Group's subsidiary, Sarin Hong Kong. Mr. Glinert holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences (cum laude) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He has over 40 years of experience in various high-technology industries (software for military, semiconductor, medical and industrial applications) in research, development and management positions in Israel and the USA. Mr. Glinert founded Interhightech Ltd. (then named TICI Software Systems, Ltd.) in 1982 and was its CEO and then Chairman since its inception. Prior to that, from 1977 through 1982 Mr. Glinert worked for E-Systems Inc. (now a division of Raytheon) on a development program for the Israel Air Force, which was awarded the prestigious Israel Defence Award. From 1972 to 1977 Mr. Glinert served in the Israel Air Force and was honourably discharged with the rank of Major.
Uzi Levami

Uzi Levami

Executive Director and CEO
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Uzi Levami has been CEO of the Group since February 2009 and an Executive Director since December 2008. He is also a Director in the Group's subsidiaries, Galatea, Sarin India, Sarine Color Technologies, Sarine Polishing Technologies, Sarin Hong Kong, Sarine Holdings USA, Sarine North America, Sarine IGT H, Sarine IGT I and Sarine IGT JKL. Mr. Levami completed his studies towards a Master's degree in Computer Sciences from the Weizmann Institute of Science and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He is one of the original founders of Sarine and has a long history of founding high-tech companies (Compulite Ltd., Shalev Computer Systems Ltd. and EquipNet Ltd., a start-up spin-off of Interhightech (1982) Ltd.). Prior to becoming CEO of the Group, Mr. Levami held the position of Director of Business Development at MKS Instruments Inc., a publiclytraded US company supplying in excess of $700M of capital equipment to the semiconductor industry, after the company he founded, EquipNet Ltd., was acquired by MKS. In 1992, while at Shalev Computer Systems, Mr. Levami was personally awarded the prestigious Israel Defence Award by then President Chaim Herzog for his endeavours on a development project for the Israel Defence Forces. From 1973 to 1980 Mr. Levami served in the Israel Defence Forces and attained the rank of Major.
Eyal Mashiah

Eyal Mashiah

Executive Director
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Eyal Mashiah is an Executive Director of the Group, appointed to the Board in 1994. He was appointed an Executive Director in December 2008. He is also a Director in the Group's subsidiary, Sarin Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of experience in the diamond and gemstone industries. Mr. Mashiah is the founder and Chairman of Novel Collection Limited (formerly Biram Diamonds Limited), a global leading fancy coloured diamond manufacturer and dealer with offices worldwide in Israel, New York and Los Angeles in the USA, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai in China, Belgium and Thailand. Prior to that, he was involved in the manufacturing, marketing and trading of precious gemstones at Icam-Gems Limited (1982 - 1983), at Algem Limited (1983 - 1987) and at Ramgem Limited (1987 - 2006). Mr. Mashiah also initiated, and is a director in, a unique investment fund, the Novel Fund based in Hong Kong, which allows accredited investors to invest in and benefit from the appreciation in price of unique high-value specially selected polished diamonds. In addition to these industry-related activities, Mr. Mashiah has also been promoting, executing and operating real-estate projects in Israel for more than twenty years.
Avraham Eshed

Avraham Eshed

Non-Executive Director
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Avraham Eshed is a Non-Executive Director of the Group, having been appointed to the Board in April 2006. Between 2010 and 2014, when he resigned from his position as an Executive Director due to other commitments, Mr. Eshed was an Executive Director of the Group. Mr. Eshed has over 40 years of experience in the diamond and gemstone industries. He is the founder of Gemstar Ltd. and Eshed Diam Ltd., and serves as the President of both companies. Mr. Eshed is also a founding member of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) where he served as a Director. He is President of the Israel Emerald Cutters Association and the Vice President of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) as well as a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Eshed has been recognised as an outstanding exporter by the State of Israel and was presented with awards by President Ephraim Katzir in 1977 and again in 1989 by President Chaim Herzog. In 2011 he was recognised and cited as an outstanding exporter to Asia.
Ehud Harel

Ehud Harel

Non-Executive Director
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Ehud Harel is a Non-Executive Director of the Group, appointed to the Board in 2004. He has over 30 years of experience in the gemstone industry, having dealt with the evaluation and purchase of rough stones as well as the wholesale and worldwide distribution of polished gemstones, branching into the manufacturing and dealing of polished diamonds since 2008. Mr. Harel is a member of the Israel Precious Stones and Diamonds Exchange Ltd., as well as a member and acting director in the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA).
Hanoh Stark

Hanoh Stark

Non-Executive Director
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Hanoh Stark has served on our Board since 1989 and was an Executive Director of the Group until January 2009. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion in Milan, Italy. Mr. Stark is a member of the Israeli Diamond & Coloured Stone Bourse and also a member of ICA, the International Colored Gemstone Association. He has over 40 years of experience in the gemstone mining, manufacturing and trading industries, including in the development of technology-based aids and systems.
Chan Kam Loon

Chan Kam Loon

Lead Independent Director
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Chan Kam Loon is an Independent Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board in March 2005. He holds a degree in Accountancy from the London School of Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. From July 2001 to July 2004, Mr. Chan headed the Listings Function of the Markets Group at the Singapore Exchange. Before that he spent ten years in investment banking and in private equity funding within the ASEAN region. Mr. Chan was a member of the Singapore's Accounting Standards Committee, Singapore Zhejiang Business Council and also Singapore Shandong Business Council. Aside from serving on Sarine's board, he is a Non-Executive Independent Director of several other companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.
Yehezkel Pinhas Blum

Yehezkel Pinhas Blum

Independent Director
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Yehezkel Pinhas Blum is an Independent Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board in March 2005. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. As of the end of 2015, in continuation to his having served from 2003 until 2011 for four terms and from 2013 to 2015 for an additional term (between 2011 and 2013 Mr. Blum was subject to a mandatory two-year hiatus), Mr. Blum is a Member of the Board and the Executive Vice President of the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan, Israel. He is Chairman of the Banking and Tax committees, responsible for liaison with the various banks operating in the exchange and with the tax authorities pertaining to issues of concern to exchange members (during previous Board memberships he served as a Vice President and the Chairman of various committees, including Budget, Finance and Legal). Prior to that Mr. Blum was Chairman of the Exchange's Audit Committee and a lead Arbitrator in various mediations. He has 30 years of diamond and gemstone manufacturing and trading experience. Prior to that, from 1980 to 1983, he was an economist with the United Mizrachi Bank Ltd and was responsible for managing the bank's economic research unit and advising the bank's management with regard to new investments and business opportunities.
Valerie Ong Choo Lin

Valerie Ong Choo Lin

Independent Director
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Valerie Ong Choo Lin is an Independent Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board in March 2005. She graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1987 and obtained a Master's in Law (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics in 1991. Ms Ong heads the Corporate Finance Practice at Rodyk & Davidson and has been a practicing lawyer since 1988, specialising in corporate finance (including initial public offerings) and mergers and acquisitions. She is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 and has been cited in numerous lawyers' publications, including IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer 2015 for Mergers and Acquisitions. Valerie served on the Singapore Income Tax Board of Review until 2013 and is an Independent Director of Chemical Industries (Far East) Limited (a company listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange).