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BHI Appoints Defes Head of International C&I, High Tech and Investment Services

May 05, 2021, 07:10 AM
Related: Banking News, BHI

BHI appointed Gal Defes Head of International Commercial & Industrial, High Tech and Investment Services. His banking career spans 15 years in technology and growth sector financing.

Defes joins BHI from Bank Leumi USA, where he served most recently as Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Banking for its East Coast Region.  In that position, he managed two teams specializing in banking and credit solutions for technology clients.

“Our Israeli-related business, with its emphasis on technology, is a critical growth engine for BHI and one of our most important sectors.  Gal brings to the bank extensive expertise in the unique financing requirements of both emerging and established technology companies.  We welcome him to BHI,” said John Yoler, Executive Vice President and Division Executive.

Defes joined Bank Leumi in Israel in 2006 and held executive positions in several of the bank’s business units, with special emphasis on commercial and industrial lending, real estate finance and numerous growth sectors. Defes received both his MBA in Finance Magna Cum Laude and a B.A. in Economics and Management Summa Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University.

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