Zion appoints Interim CEO
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc, announced that, effective October 18, 2012, the company Board of Directors unanimously appointed Mr. John Brown, Zion' s Executive Board Chairman, as Interim Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Richard J. Rinberg. Brown will also maintain his current responsibilities as Executive Board Chairman until a permanent CEO has been selected.
Mr. Brown is Zion' s founder, and has been a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors since the company' s organization in April 2000. From the company' s inception he also served as President until October 2001 and CEO until September 2004. Prior to founding Zion, Brown actively sought a license for oil and gas exploration in Israel for many years, where his efforts led to the Israeli government' s grant in May 2000 of the Ma' anit License in the Joseph Project, the precursor to Zion' s current Joseph License.