Board of Management

Ari Pinto

Ari Pinto

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pinto was appointed to the position of President and CEO on August 1, 2016. Mr. Pinto has been with Bank Hapoalim since 1980 and joined the Board of Management in 2009, initially serving as Head of Corporate Strategy, and later as Head of Retail Banking (2013 – 2015) and in 2016 as the Bank's COO.
Prior to joining the Board of Management, he served in a variety of senior positions in the Bank, mainly in Retail Banking and Human Resources & Logistics.
Mr. Pinto has a BA in Business Administration from New England College in New Hampshire and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Clark University in Boston.
Yael Almog

Yael Almog

Chief Legal Advisor
Ms. Almog joined Bank Hapoalim in June 2017 upon her appointment to the Board of Management as Head of Stakeholders Engagement. She was appointed to her current role in March 2018.
Before joining the Bank, she served as the executive director of the IFRS Foundation in London (2012-2017) and as a Senior Advisor to the Chairman and as the Director of the International Affairs Department of the Israel Securities Authority (2006-2012). Prior to this Ms. Almog served in the Economic Crime Division at the Tel-Aviv District Attorney's Office, Ministry of Justice.
Ms. Almog has a Law degree from Tel Aviv University and Masters in Law Degree from Columbia University Law School, New York.
Yadin Antebi

Yadin Antebi

Head of Financial Markets and International Banking

Mr. Antebi serves as member of the Board of Management since July 23, 2013. Senior Deputy Managing Director, Head of Financial Markets and International Banking.
From July 2013 and until May 2018 Senior Deputy Managing Director, Head of Finance (CFO). From February 2011 and until July 2012 CEO at DS Investment House.From September 2005 and until December 2009 Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance & Savings at the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Antebi has a BA in Economics and Accounting and a Master's degree in Business and Management (Finance) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Certified Accountant.

Amir Bachar

Chief Risk Officer
  • Serves as Member of the Board of Management since May 29th, 2018
  • Senior Deputy Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer
  • BA in Law and Economics from the Hebrew University.
  • Holds a Master's degree in Economics and a PhD in Law from the Hebrew University.
  • From 2016 to today - Head of the Advisory and Research Division
  • From 2010 to 2016 - Chief Compliance Officer of the Bank
Eti Ben-Zeev

Eti Ben-Zeev

Head of Information Technology – CIO
Ms. Ben-Zeev joined Bank Hapoalim in 2010 and was appointed to the Board of Management in February 2016. Before joining the Board, she served as Application Development Division Manager (2014-2015) and IT Infrastructure & CTO Division Manager (2010-2014).
Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Ben-Zeev retired as Lieutenant Colonel from an elite R&D unit of the Israeli Intelligence Corps, following 21 years of service, where she led a variety of large scale, complex organizations and projects.
Ms. Ben-Zeev holds a BSc degree in Mathematics & Computer Science and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Tzahi Cohen

Tzahi Cohen

Head of Corporate Banking
Mr. Cohen joined Bank Hapoalim in 1994 and was appointed to the Board of Management in July 2012 as Chief Risk Officer. He was appointed to his current role in March 2018. Prior to these roles, Mr. Cohen fulfilled several senior positions including Head of Credit Analysis and Project Finance in the Corporate Banking Division.
Mr. Cohen has a BSc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology and a MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Yael Dromi

Head of Stakeholder Relations
Ms. Dromi joined Bank Hapoalim in March 2018 upon her appointment to the Board of Management.Before joining the Bank, she served as Managing Partner in My Storiez (2014-2017) and as an Editor and Senior Editorialist for the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper (1999-2014).Ms. Dromi has a BA in Psychology and Communication from Tel Aviv University.
Zeev Hayo

Zeev Hayo

Chief Internal Auditor
Mr. Hayo has been with Bank Hapoalim since 1990 and was appointed to the Board of Management in July 2014 as Chief Internal Auditor, Head of Internal Audit in Israel and Abroad. Prior to joining the Board, he served as Financial Market Operational Services Division Manager (2012-2014) and Financial Asset Manager Services Division Manager (2006-2012).
Mr. Hayo has a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.
Ofer Levy

Ofer Levy

Chief Accountant
Mr. Levy joined Bank Hapoalim in 1981 and was appointed to the Board of Management in 2006. Prior to that, he served as Manager of the Comptrolling Division for ten years.
Mr. Levy is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.
Ofer Koren

Ofer Koren

Head of Finance - CFO

Member of Management since May 29, 2018. Senior Deputy Managing Director, Head of Finance (CFO).

BA in Economics from the University of Haifa.
MBA, Tel Aviv University
From 2017 to this day – Head of Implementation of the Competition enhancement Law unit
From 2013 to 2017 - Head of the Strategic Management Center

Serves as a director of the following subsidiaries of the Bank Group: Diur B.P. Ltd., Diur B.P. Investments (1992) Ltd., Diur B.P. Properties (1993) Ltd. and Poalim Mortgages Insurance Agency (2005) Ltd.

Golan Scherman

Head of Innovation
Mr. Scherman joined Bank Hapoalim in 1995 and was appointed to the Board of Management in February 2018. Before joining the Board of Management, he served as Head of Retail Banking Branches (2015-2018).
Mr. Scherman has a BA in Economics from the Bar Ilan University and an MBA from Ben Gurion University.
Ronen Stein

Ronen Stein

Head of Retail Banking

Mr. Stein joined Bank Hapoalim in 1994 and was appointed to the Board of Management in February 2016 as Head of Retail Banking. Prior to joining the Board, he served as CEO of Isracard Group Ltd., Bank Hapoalim's credit card subsidiary (2015) and as Retail Banking Division Manager (2010-2015).
Mr. Stein has a BA in Economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a law degree (LL.B) from the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Erez Yosef

Erez Yosef

Head of Strategy, Resources and Operations - COO
Mr. Yosef has been with Bank Hapoalim since 1989 and was appointed to the Board of Management on July, 1 2016. Before joining the Board, he served as Strategy and Organizational PMO Division Manager (2016), Financial and Management Information Division Manager (2012-2015) and as Manager of Strategy, Marketing and Service in the Retail Division. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior positions mainly in Retail Banking and Mortgages.
Mr. Yosef has a BA in Management and Economics and a MBA from the Open University.

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