Leumi UK Appoints George Evans as Chief Operating Officer

He spent 13 years at Europe Arab Bank earlier in his career

Multi-specialist bank Leumi UK announced today that it has appointed George Evans as Chief Operating Officer.

Evans has a proven track record of effectively engaging staff in the adoption of new technology and practices to drive business transformation, according to the firm.

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At Leumi UK, he will be responsible for helping to streamline the bank’s processes and supporting the team in the implementation of technology improvement plans, building on an already high, solutions-driven standard of service.

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Evans started his career in financial services at Barclays Capital, where he spent four years as associate director in the financial markets division.

Most recently, he held the position of head of operations, IT, and Change at Europe Arab Bank (EAB). His career at EAB spanned 13 years, covering business development, strategy, operating model design, business transformation, and operational management across corporate and private banking. Prior to joining the industry, Evans served as a fighter pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Managing challenges together

“We are delighted that George has joined us as Chief Operating Officer and trust that his extensive experience will be a great asset to the business. His appointment significantly contributes towards our longer-term plans to strengthen an already highly-focused team – while maintaining the high standard of service that defines the bank today,” Gil Karni, CEO at Leumi UK, said in a statement.

“The opportunity to join the well-respected team at Leumi UK is very exciting. We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and I look forward to working with a strong leadership team to manage these new challenges and to maintain focus on delivering the bank’s strategic growth objectives,” Evans added.

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