Gideon Tadmor


With over 20 years of extensive experience initiating and managing Exploration and Production projects worldwide, Gideon serves as the Chairman of Navitas Petroleum.

Gideon is one of the founders and major drivers behind the success of the Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas industry. In his former position as Chairman of Delek Drilling and CEO of Avner Oil, Gideon led the successful development of the Yam Tethys project, Israel’s first producing natural gas reservoir discovered in 2000.

Gideon continued to lead the development of the Oil & Gas sector in Israel with the partnerships extremely successful offshore campaigns, providing for the discoveries of over 42 TCF of natural gas in Israel and Cyprus (including the 22 TCF Leviathan field and the 11 TCF Tamar field). Tamar natural gas field has been producing natural gas since 2013.

Gideon holds an LL.B. in Law from Tel Aviv University, Israel, is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and holds the rank of Major in the Israel Defense Force.

Chanan Reichman


Prior to his current position as CEO of Navitas Petroleum, Chanan held the position of Head of Business Development of the Israeli Delek Oil and Gas companies.

In this capacity Chanan led and managed many aspects of the group’s operational and corporate aspects, including: 
M&A offshore Israel, Africa and Asia; Recruitment and management of G&G teams; technical committee representative. Chanan also managed Delek Energy’s 25% position in the Vietnam Block 12 project as member of the OC/TC through successful exploration and sanctioning of the Chim Sao development project.

Prior to this position Chanan was an M&A lawyer with one of Israel’s top firms, following an internship with the Deputy Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court.

Chanan is a graduate of AMIRIM – Interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Koby Katz

Deputy Chairman

Koby serves as deputy chairman of Navitas Petroleum and is one its founding partners. 
As former Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Infrastructure, Energy & Water, Co-CEO of Delek Energy, Chairman of Delek Drilling and other high level executive positions in public & private entities- Koby holds an extensive experience of more than 20 years in the Israeli and global energy sector.

Koby holds a B.A. in Economics and M.B.A., specialized in finance from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Chanan Wolf

Deputy CEO

Chanan Wolf serves as Navitas Petroleum’s deputy CEO and his key responsibilities include business development and new ventures.

Chanan brings his vast experience in international transaction and business development to the partnership’s executive management team. Prior to joining Navitas, Chanan was an independent consultant and held various positions at Ernst & Young including head of M&A and capital markets. During this period he sourced and managed many oil & gas related private and public transactions. Chanan started out his career at the Dutch Central Bank. 

Chanan holds a Drs. in Economics & Accounting from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Amit Kornhauser


Amit Serves as Navitas Petroleum’s CFO.

Prior to this position, Amit served as Navitas’ Director between 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining Navitas, Amit held a number of executive positions in Israeli public companies, including:
CFO at Delek Energy, Controller at Delek Group Ltd, and Cotroller at Aura Investments Ltd. a leading real-estate company. Between 2001 and 2007, Amit served as Manager with Ernst and Young, Israel.

Amit holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and M.B.A., specialized in finance from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Amit is a CPA in Israel.