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Leumi UK appoints Mickey Schiller as new CEO

Posted: 3rd November 2020   |   Share

Mickey Schiller

London-based subsidiary of Israel’s leading international bank appoints new Chief Executive Officer

London: Multi-specialist bank Leumi UK has announced the appointment of Mickey Schiller as new CEO. He will replace Gil Karni, who has headed the bank’s activity since 2018.

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and technology industries and a passion for strategy, business development and management, Mickey has held senior positions at leading financial institutions around the globe, including ABN AMRO Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and American Express. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategy at Bank Hapoalim International in Tel Aviv.

Commenting on the appointment, Shmulik Arbel, Chairman of Leumi UK, says: “Mickey’s breadth of banking experience will prove a valuable asset to our expanding team. Cementing our position as the Leumi Group’s European hub has been a key focus for the bank over the past year. Under Mickey’s committed leadership, we will continue the great work we have already achieved to develop our infrastructure and improve the overall customer experience. We are now geared to grow our activity even further across the property, hotel and commercial finance spaces.”

Mickey adds: “I am honoured to be leading Leumi UK at such a pivotal time and am incredibly grateful for the confidence Leumi Group has shown in me. This is the start of an exciting era for the bank here in London as we focus on business growth and strengthening relations with customers as experts in our focused sectors. In the months to come, I look forward to furthering the solid progress of my predecessor to render the business more efficient and ultimately more customer focused.”