Avner Mendelson is President & CEO of Bank Leumi USA. Avner was appointed to this role in 2013 with a mandate to orchestrate a major strategic transformation of the organization. With a new management team, a focused business strategy, expanded products and services offering, and a complete revamp of the firm’s core technology system, the Bank’s revenues have grown by more than 50%, and profits have more than quadrupled in the past 4 years.
Most recently, Avner spearheaded a strategic investment in the Bank by Endicott Management Company and MSD Capital, L.P., a private investment firm that manages the assets of Michael Dell and his family, to assist in the Bank’s continued growth while adding value to the Leumi Group.
Avner has been with the Leumi Group since 2007, serving as Head of Group Strategy and International Operations, as well as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO. Prior to joining the Leumi Group, he was a Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company in London. Avner also served in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Avner earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is actively involved with several non-profit organizations and serves on both the Northeast Regional Board and the Board of Regents for the American Friends of The Hebrew University and the Board of Directors of the Shefa School.