Plus500 appoints Sigalia Heifetz as Non-Exec Director
CFDs broker Plus500 Ltd (LON:PLUS) today announces changes to the composition of the Board of Directors.
Sigalia Heifetz will be joining the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect. She will be appointed to the Remuneration Committee, Regulatory and Risk Committee and Disclosure Committee of the Board.
Ms Heifetz holds Non-Executive Directorships at a number of leading Israel-based corporations across a range of sectors and industries, including Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd, Clal Industries, Golf & Co, Maman, Tamar Petroleum and Clal Biotechnology Industries. She also previously held Non-Executive positions at Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd and Hadera Paper, prior to which she was an audit partner at accountancy firm BDO.
Sigalia Heifetz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an EMBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.
Also today, Plus500 announced the nomination of Tami Gottlieb for appointment as an External and Non-Executive Director at an Extraordinary General Meeting, expected to held on 16 March 2021. Following confirmation of her appointment, Ms Gottlieb will join the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Board.
Tami Gottlieb has a long track record as a director in public and private companies, including in the financial services industry in Israel. She is currently an External Director at Bank Leumi, where she is Chairperson of the Audit and Financial Reports Committees, and a member of the Remuneration Committee, the Credit & Business Committee and the Strategy Committee, having previously been on the Risk Management Committee and on the Technology Committee.
Ms Gottlieb is also Chairperson at Shefayim Holdings Corporation, an External Director at Extell Limited, an Independent Director at Arad Investments and Development Ltd and a Director at Emilia Development. She is also a Co-founder and joint Managing Director of Harvest Capital Markets Ltd, a wealth management and corporate finance boutique.
Previously, she has held a number of other directorships at various diversified Israel-based companies, including Carasso Motors Ltd, REIT 1 Ltd, Albaad Ltd, and as Chairperson of dual NASDAQ and TASE-listed Perion.
Tami Gottlieb holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Indiana University.
Plus500 confirms that Charles Fairbairn has notified the Board of his intention to step down from his position as an External and Non-Executive Director, having been a member of the Board since the Company’s IPO in 2013. He will step down from the Board at the earlier of the company’s next Annual General Meeting, to be held later this year, or on 30 June 2021.
Charles Fairbairn will continue to chair the Audit Committee until his departure, at which time Tami Gottlieb will take over this role. He will step down from the other Board Committees on which he sits with immediate effect in order to focus on the handover of Audit Committee matters to Tami Gottlieb. His replacement as Senior Independent Director will be disclosed by the company in due course.
In terms of directorate changes, let’s recall that, in January 2021, Plus500 announces that Gal Haber, one of its co-founders and its former CEO, has notified the Board of his intention to step down from his executive position as a Managing Director and from his position as a Director of the Board.