Gil Karni, Bank Leumi Romania’s new CEO

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The National Bank of Romania (BNR) approved the appointment of Gil Karni as Executive President of Bank Leumi Romania in early May, after the bank’s Board nominated him for the office at the start of the year.

Gil Karni has built a successful career at Bank Leumi Israel and its subsidiaries over a period of more than 20 years. Mr. Karni returns to Romania after holding the position of Bank Leumi Luxembourg CEO for 5 years. Before that, he was Director of Bank Leumi Romania’s Real Estate and Israeli Division for 3 years, period during which he got to know both the local market and the Romanian business sector clients.

“I am glad to return to Romania to contribute to developing Group Leumi’s presence on this very important market, joining other colleagues, very good colleagues, true professionals with the help of whom the Bank will continue to offer a high degree of expertise to its clients, in line with the Group’s fundamental values. I am convinced Bank Leumi Romania will continue to grow and evolve in a very sustainable way, which will lead to exceptional long-term results both for the clients and the Bank.”

Bank Leumi Romania is the local subsidiary of Bank Leumi le-Israel, one of the strongest financial groups of Israel. Established in 1902 in London, Bank Leumi le-Israel operates through some 250 branches located across Israel, in addition to branches and offices located in key financial centers around the world. The vision of the Group is to create a dynamic business environment which combines the Bank’s values with technological innovation in an environment in which customers can find the best solutions to their financial needs.

Bank Leumi is present in Romania since 2006, with a 15 unit network in the most important cities around the country. The strategy of the Bank is to focus on companies, by providing full financial services, from current account options for daily operations to financing of complex projects.