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Israel Discount Bank of New York Bolsters Executive Team with New CFO

March 01, 2019, 09:00 AM

Israel Discount Bank of New York (IDBNY) announced that Scott Graham has been named Chief Financial Officer. This latest appointment further demonstrates IDBNY’s ongoing commitment to attract and retain exemplary talent from across the banking spectrum. The assembled team will help to accelerate the company’s transformation and bolster its efforts to build a strong, innovative and relationship-oriented full-service commercial and private bank.

Graham brings more than 16 years of finance and operations experience to IDBNY, with diversified expertise in financial modeling, business strategy and planning. Most recently, he served as Head of Strategy at Barclays Private Bank and has held key leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Wealth and Private Banking. Prior to Barclays, he served as CFO and COO at JPMorgan & Chase US Private Bank and CFO at both Citi North America Private Bank and Citi EMEA Private Bank.
Graham is the latest addition to the senior management team at IDBNY. Following the appointment of Uri Levin as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2017, IDBNY named Dan Trister as Executive Vice President and Treasurer, David Smithers as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and Joan Burns as Chief Human Resource Officer. These appointments have played fundamental roles in the company’s growth and operational initiatives moving forward.
“Scott’s addition to the leadership team marks an important step in supporting our organization’s transformation and continued growth. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the IBD family,” said Levin. “These senior executives clearly have a choice of where they work; indeed, they are joining the Bank from some of the biggest financial institutions in the world and collectively bring over five decades of industry expertise that will greatly enhance IDB’s ability to deliver on our promise of full-service banking through personal relationships. We're honored to see that they share our vision for what IDB will become – something well beyond what most people see in us today.”
Trister joins IDBNY from its parent Israel Discount Bank LTD. in Tel-Aviv, where he held various leadership roles for more than 10 years.
Smithers is responsible for information technology, digital innovation and transformation, as well as operational improvements at IDBNY. He brings more than two decades of technology and business operations experience across asset classes at major banking institutions such as UBS and JPMorgan Chase, where he most recently served as Chief Technology Officer responsible for defining and executing technology delivery with accountability for a 186 person staff globally.
Burns joins IDBNY after 25 years at HBSC and spearheads the talent initiative in relation to IDBNY’s growth and development strategy. Most recently, she served as Head of Human Resources where she was a strategic business partner to the CEO and senior management team of the Commercial Bank globally.


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