Avner Mendelson

Speaker Profile


Avner Mendelson

President and CEO, Leumi Bank

Avner Mendelson was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Leumi in the US in September 2013. He has been with the Leumi Group for eight years. During his tenure he has served as the Head of the Group’s Strategy and International Operations and as the Group CEO’s Chief of Staff. He has also served on Leumi’s US Board since 2012.

Mendelson’s goal for the Bank is to be a truly relationship-driven boutique bank that enjoys long-lasting relationships with its commercial and private banking clients by providing personalized services that are tailored and professionally delivered to meet clients’ specific needs. “We are transforming the Bank by focusing on our areas of expertise, building out our product platforms and hiring new talent that is bringing a fresh focus and drive to our operations.”

Prior to joining the Leumi Group, Mendelson was a Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company in London. Before that, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces for three years.

He received his B.A. in Economics and International Relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mendelson serves on both the Northeast Regional Board and the Board of Regents for the American Friends of The Hebrew University. Mendelson lives in New York City with his wife and two children.