Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

New Bank of Israel governor announced

    Professor Leo Leiderman will become the next governor of the Bank of Israel (Photo: Bloomberg)
    Professor Leo Leiderman will become the next governor of the Bank of Israel (Photo: Bloomberg)

    Professor Leo Leiderman, the chief economist at Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, will become the next governor of the Bank of Israel.

    The appointment by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid was revealed today.

    Prof Leiderman, who will replace outgoing governor Stanley Fischer, has been the chief economic adviser at Bank Hapoalim for over a decade.

    Jacob Frenkel, 70, the chair of JP Morgan Chase, was expected to take up the position but withdrew his candidacy following shoplifting allegations.

    Argentina-born Prof Leiderman,61, made aliyah when he was 17.

    He has a PhD from Chicago University, is a former managing director of emerging markets at Deutsche Bank and was an executive board member and research department director at the Bank of Israel.

Israel

Shabbat shop ban demand

Anshel Pfeffer

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shabbat shop ban demand
Israel

Israel fire eyewitness: 'We were trying to out-...

Orlando Radice

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Israel fire eyewitness: 'We were trying to out-...
Israel

Arabs and Palestinians around the world celebra...

JC Reporter

Friday, November 25, 2016

Arabs and Palestinians around the world celebra...
Israel

‘Gifts for Bibi’ investigation is ‘in final straight’

Anshel Pfeffer

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

‘Gifts for Bibi’ investigation is ‘in final straight’
Israel

Meet the rabbi that's making waves

Tim Marshall

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meet the rabbi that's making waves
Israel

Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage ...

JC Reporter

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage ...
Israel

Israel on fire: Counting cost of a nationwide i...

Anshel Pfeffer

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Israel on fire: Counting cost of a nationwide i...
Israel

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk

Anshel Pfeffer

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk
Israel

New cases for the Negev's genetic detective

Nathan Jeffay

New cases for the Negev's genetic detective