WHO WE ARE
Yarotek develops and finances renewable energy projects in the Americas. Including its current pipeline, Yarotek has developed or is participating in the development of over 100 Megawatts, of which over 75 Megawatts are fully built and operational.
Upon partnering with us to reduce your energy costs, our proven professionals will design a system and/or financing package tailored to your current objectives and long-term priorities. We are also pursuing several micro-grid opportunities with world-class cogeneration and storage partners.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Yarotek group. Samy is a Systems Engineer from Caracas, Venezuela. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from MIT Sloan, and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
A System Engineer (Summa Cum Laude) from Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Esayag combined his business and government studies with a passion for social entrepreneurship. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and Masters in Public Administration from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Prior to business school, Mr. Esayag served as Financial Supervisor of the Baby Care Division at Procter & Gamble in Northern Latin America. His role included responsibility over the Pampers brand in Mexico and Central America, as USD 100 million business.
During his dual Masters program, he served as a Summer Associate, first at McKinsey & Co., where he helped craft a new market entry strategy for a Fortune 100 company, and later at Horizon Wind Energy (a subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis), where he evaluated the market for wind and solar energy in Northern Latin America. Following Mr. Esayag’s recommendations, Horizon Wind is addressing a pipeline of over 400 Megawatts in Mexico. In his free time, Samy enjoys playing tennis, guitar and piano. He is a member of the Latin-American Task Force of the American Jewish Committee. Samy is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Hebrew.
LYON (LENNY) ROTH
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Yarotek group. Lenny has degrees from McGill University and Harvard Law School, was a Supreme Court of Canada law of clerk and has extensive experience in law (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), business (Koor Industries, OurCrowd) and finance (Sanford Bernstein, Merrill Lynch and UBS)
Lyon (Lenny) Roth has enjoyed an extensive career in law, business and financial services in Canada, Israel and Untied States. He is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Law School and served as a law of clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. Lenny is chairman of Yarotek, a Miami-based solar energy company with over 75 MW of installed capacity, mostly in Puerto Rico and a senior advisor to IDE, one of the world’s leading water solutions company, based in Kadima, Israel.
Previously, Lenny was a corporate lawyer at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York, a Vice President at Koor Industries in Tel Aviv, worked in various executive capacities at Sanford Bernstein, Merrill Lynch and UBS and was a partner at OurCrowd in Jerusalem. Lenny is a governor of Ben-Gurion University, has taught Business Law and Ethics at various universities in Israel and the US, co-chairs the Florida Congressional Committee pro-Israel PAC, serves on multiple corporate and community boards and is a member of the Israeli Consulate’s Speakers Bureau. He speaks frequently on topics relating to Is, the political and economic climate in the Middle East, energy, water and environment sustainability. Lenny has traveled to nearly 50 countries and is fluent in English, Hebrew and French.
JACK (JACKIE) GELMAN
Director. Mr. Gelman is a Mechanial Engineer from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, with a master studies in Industrial Engineering Management at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.
Mr Gelman is a Mechanical Engineer of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, with a master studies in Industrial Engineering Management at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. As a distinguished business owner, Mr. Gelman recently completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. While pursuing his Master Studies in Israel, Mr. Gelman worked as a Manufacturing Engineer in Elscint-Elbit, a high-technology company specialized in Nuclear Medicine Electronic Products. As head of the R&D-Manufacturing Department, he managed a team of 45 Engineers and Technicians. Ever since, he has had a successful and uninterrupted entrepreneurial career.
During 1975-1985, he was Founder and Principal of a group of construction companies in Venezuela, building over 1,500 condo-units, and 800,000 SQFT of industrial buildings. In 1985, he founded Forestal Soledad, a group of Companies in the Forest products Industry in Venezuela. Through Mr. Gelman’s leadership, Forestal Soldedad reached a remarkable size of over 500 employees and $80MM in assets. Before joining Yarotek as Director, Mr. Gelman co-founded FVE Chotikov, a solar energy park (PV) in Czechoslovakia (250kW). In his free time, Jackie enjoys fishing and traveling. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, with limited knowledge of German, Italian and French.
Director of Research at Yarotek group, Jacky has a background in finance and marketing and is a graduate of Florida International University and ESIC Business & Marketing School in Madrid, Spain.
Jacky is a finance and marketing graduate from both Florida International University and ESIC Business & Marketing School in Madrid, Spain. His primary current focus is direct and peripheral renewable energy industry research, business development and innovation.
His prior experience includes project management, business consulting, development and innovation at Maxicon – Home Automation, Mass Mutual and S2M Consulting group.
As Director of Research at Yarotek group, Jacky is responsible for identifying commercial and industrial opportunities in the private and public sectors across North America and the Caribbean. He is also involved in cultivating potential strategic partners, as appropriate, to help the Yarotek group achieve its business development objectives.