Zion Oil & Gas, a US-based company engaged in oil and natural gas exploration on approximately 219,000 acres onshore Israel, has elected Martin Van Brauman to its board of directors.

Mr Van Brauman is currently senior vice president and CFO of Zion Oil & Gas. He has over 22 years of experience in corporate tax and accounting analysis, and is certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to working as a tax partner in several private law firms, Mr Van Brauman spent 12 years as a senior attorney with the office of chief counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, following which he spent three years as a tax consultant with the global accounting firms of Deloitte & Touche and Grant Thornton.