Claude Pupkin – Director
Claude Pupkin has served as Senior Vice President of Genie Energy Ltd. since January 2014 and as President, Treasurer and Secretary of AMSO LLC since April 2008. Mr. Pupkin also served as Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy Ltd. from August 2011 through December 2013, Chief Executive Officer of Genie Oil and Gas, Inc. from November 2010 through February 2014, Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy International Corporation from September 2009 through February 2014, and as Chief Executive Officer of Genie Mongolia, Inc. from October 2012 through February 2014. Previously,
Mr. Pupkin served as Executive Vice President of IDT Corporation from December 2008 until Genie Energy was spun off from IDT in October 2011. Mr. Pupkin joined IDT in January 2003 and has held several other positions with IDT including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Before joining IDT, Mr. Pupkin was the Executive Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development for Net2Phone, which was a publicly-traded affiliate of IDT that IDT fully acquired in March 2006. In that role, Mr. Pupkin led a follow-on public equity offering for Net2Phone in 2003. Prior to joining Net2Phone, Mr. Pupkin’s career included more than 17 years of finance, investment banking and accounting experience. Immediately prior to joining Net2Phone,
Mr. Pupkin led JP Morgan Chase’s Latin America Telecommunications, Media and Technology Investment Banking business. He also worked for several years at Morgan Stanley & Co. and Citibank as an investment banker, assisting companies in raising capital from the debt and equity markets and executing strategic transactions. He began his professional career as a CPA with Ernst & Young. Mr. Pupkin holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Pupkin is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.