John M. Brown the founder of Zion Oil and Gas, has been chairman of the board of directors since its organization in April 2000. He served as CEO until September 2004, and as president of Zion until October 2001. Mr. Brown has extensive management, marketing and sales experience, serving as corporate director of purchasing at GTE Valeron, a subsidiary of GTE Corporation from 1966 to 1986, and as corporate director of procurement at Magnetek, Inc. during 1988-89. Mr. Brown is also an officer and director of M&B Holding Inc. a provider of cement walls and floors for industrial buildings, office buildings and home developers.
Martin Van Brauman the president of Jews and Christians United For Israel, Inc. is also the Corporate Secretary and Treasurer of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. and the managing director of The Abraham Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Bnei Joseph Foundation (Israeli Amuta). He is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been in private legal practice in Dallas as a member of Lowden Van Brauman and of Gibson, Wiley, Cho & Van Brauman PLLC specializing in international tax and related business structuring matters. Previously, he spent 12 years as a Senior Attorney (International Specialist and Petroleum Industry Specialist) with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, followed by three years as a tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche and Grant Thornton. He has published on subjects related to taxation of international oil and gas ventures. Mr. Van Brauman holds a B.E. degree from Vanderbilt University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from St. Mary´s University and an M.B.A. (Beta Gamma Sigma) and LL.M. (Tax Law) from Southern Methodist University.