Bank Leumi UK Plc announced on Monday that it has appointed Mickey Schiller to Chief Executive Officer.
Bank Leumi UK, the London-based subsidiary of Israel’s leading banking group providing custom-built banking solutions, has named Mickey Schiller as Chief Executive Officer to focus on business growth and strengthen relations with UK customers.
Schiller’s career in the financial services industry has spanned over two decades. He has held many senior positions in leading financial institutions in various locations across the globe. His passion lies in strategy, business development and management.
Before this appointment with Bank Leumi, Schiller served at Bank Hapoalim as its Executive Vice President of International Banking concurrent with the post of Chief Operating Officer & Head of Strategy as well as a member of the Financial Markets ExCo. For almost five years, he triumphed in these roles in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Earlier on in 2013, Schiller held the position of Asia Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Located in Hong Kong, he spent three years with the bank and also was a member of Asia ExCo.
Prior to this, Standard Chartered Bank recruited Schiller back in 2009. Initially, he was appointed as the Asia Structuring
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Engagement Manager for Corporate & Investment Banking – Strategic Solutions Group in Singapore. Later, he was promoted to Head of Emerging Markets Investment Structuring & Advisory Desk where he relocated to Hong Kong for a further three years.
Moreover, in early 2007 he was recruited by American Express International as its Senior Asia Corporate Strategy Manager in Singapore.
Furthermore, he was also the Director of Asia-Pacific Sales and Business Development at Comverse for five years. These covered locations including Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.
Mickey Schiller Replaces Gil Karni as Bank Leumi UK’s CEO
Mickey Schiller is replacing Gil Karni, who headed the bank since 2018, as CEO. Bank Leumi UK, a multi-specialist bank that offers a wide range of corporate and commercial banking services, remains a trusted banking partner and is very much part of the European and global network.
Shmulik Arbel, Chairman of Leumi UK, commented: “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. We are now geared to grow our activity even further across the property, hotel and commercial finance spaces.”
Mickey adds: “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.”