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Our Team

RONEN AGASSI - Chairman
RONEN AGASSI - Chairman
Mr. Agassi serves as Head of Capital Markets Division of the Leumi Group as well as the Chairman of Leumi Partners Ltd. Prior to joining Leumi, Mr. Agassi served in a variety of management positions in Harel Insurance Group, Israel’s largest insurance and financial group, including the positions of CEO and Senior Manager of the Finance and Resources Division. Previously, Mr. Agassi served at Migdal Insurance Group as Controller and Manager of the Securities and Investment Back Office. Mr. Agassi holds a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from the College of Management Academic Center. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
AVRAHAM ORTAL - Chief Executive Officer
AVRAHAM ORTAL - Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ortal Joined Leumi Partners in 2019 with over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry in various roles. Prior to joining Leumi Partners Dr. Ortal served as a Senior Partner at Sky fund and as a chairman and board member of Sky's portfolio companies. Before joining Sky, Dr. Ortal served as the CEO of a US based Aerospace industrial company. Dr. Ortal holds an LLB, LLM and SJD in law from Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg-Northwestern University and is a member of the bar in both Israel and the state of New York.
MICHAL RABINOVITCH - Deputy CEO, General Counsel
MICHAL RABINOVITCH - Deputy CEO, General Counsel
Ms. Rabinovich joined the Legal Department of Leumi Partners in 1992 and acts as its General Counsel since 1995. Ms. Rabinovich is responsible for all legal and regulatory aspects of Leumi Partners' and its subsidiaries' activity. Ms. Rabinovich holds an LL.B. from the Tel-Aviv University and an LL.M. from Harvard University, and is a member of the bar in both Israel and the state of New York.
LILACH KATZ - Chief Financial Officer
LILACH KATZ - Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Katz joined Leumi Partners in 2012 and is responsible for finance and accounting at Leumi Partners and its subsidiaries as well as financial advisory supporting the company's activities. Prior to joining Leumi Partners Ms. Katz was an audit manager at KPMG. Ms. Katz is a registered CPA since 2000 and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
YUVAL ZEHIRA - Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer
YUVAL ZEHIRA - Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Zehira joined Leumi Partners in 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Zehira was Managing Director at Absolute Value, an Israeli-based boutique investment banking firm that he C0-Founded in 2009, providing advisory and investment analysis services to corporations, institutional investors and HNW individuals. Prior to that Mr. Zehira ascended to become head of research at IBI following a 9 year-tenure with one of Israel’s major investment firms. Mr. Zehira holds a B.A. in Business Management with specialization in Finance from the College of Management, Tel Aviv.
JOSHUA "SHUKI“ ZEITAK - Managing Director, Head of Real Estate
JOSHUA "SHUKI“ ZEITAK - Managing Director, Head of Real Estate
Mr. Zeitak has been with the Leumi group since 1995 and has joined Leumi Partners in 2017 to lead its Real Estate and Mezzanine financing business. Prior to joining Leumi Partners, Mr. Zeitak lead a lending team with Bank Leumi's real estate Division. Before that, he held several managerial positions with Bank Leumi (Israel) and with Bank Leumi USA. Mr. Zeitak is a member of the Israel Bar and holds an LLB from Hebrew University and an MBA from Boston University.
ELIAV BAR DAVID - CEO, Leumi Partners Underwriting
ELIAV BAR DAVID - CEO, Leumi Partners Underwriting
Mr. Bar-David joined Leumi Partners in 2020 to lead its underwriting practice as CEO of Leumi Partners Underwriters. Mr. Bar-David has more than 23 years of experience in the Israeli capital market. In the years 2001-2008 Mr Bar-David worked at Poalim IBI Underwriting, as head of sales in 2001-2005 and as CEO in 2005-2008. Before joining Leumi Partners, Mr. Bar-David founded and co-owned Apex Issuances, a leading underwriting firm. Mr. Bar-David holds a BA in Economics and Business Management and an MBA in accounting and finance, both from Tel Aviv University
YOSSI WINKLER - Managing Director, Leumi Partners Underwriters
YOSSI WINKLER - Managing Director, Leumi Partners Underwriters
Mr. Winkler joined Leumi Partners Underwriters in 2018 as a Managing Director, responsible for public and private offerings in debt and equity for local and foreign companies. Prior to joining Leumi Partners Underwriters, Mr. Winkler served as underwriting VP at Excellence Nessua Investment House. Prior to that, Mr. Winkler was a financial consultant at BDO Consulting group. Mr. Winkler is a registered CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
EHUD DEKTER - Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
EHUD DEKTER - Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr. Dekter joined Leumi Partners in 2012. In 2019 Mr. Dekter was appointed Head of Mergers & Acquisitions department. Mr. Dekter is a seasoned M&A professional with extensive domestic and international investment experience. Prior to Leumi Partners, Mr. Dekter filled several M&A positions at Poalim Capital Markets, one of Israel's major investments banks, where he was part of the corporate finance team. Prior to that, Mr. Dekter was an Underwriter at ASHRA – the Israel Foreign Trade Risks Insurance Corp., focusing on large export finance transactions. Mr. Dekter holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Purdue University and an MBA specialization in Finance from Ben-Gurion University.
JACOB GEORGI - CEO, Leumi Partners Research
JACOB GEORGI - CEO, Leumi Partners Research
Mr. Georgi has been a Senior Analyst at Leumi Partners Research since 1992 and has accumulated vast experience in company valuations, financial analysis, feasibility studies and project finance. Prior to joining Leumi Partners Mr. Georgi was a partner at an accounting firm, finance manager of the AG-Tech fund and head of the audit department at Meron, Sobel, Shor & Co, CPAS. Mr. Georgi is a registered CPA and holds an MBA (specializing in finance and insurance) and a BA in Accounting and Economics, both from the Tel-Aviv University.
YOSSI DINAR - Head of Risk Management & Logistics
YOSSI DINAR - Head of Risk Management & Logistics
Mr. Dinar joined Leumi Partners in 2009 as a Risk Manager and was appointed head of Risk Management & Logistics in 2011. Prior to that Mr. Dinar was a Risk Manager at HMS Consulting Group, and a Head of the Control unit, Claim department at Hachshara Insurance Company. Mr. Dinar holds a B.A. in Economics  from The Open University of Israel and MBA in Finance and Capital Markets from Uno Academic College.
Eyal Schiff - Corporate Secretary and Head of Compliance
Eyal Schiff - Corporate Secretary and Head of Compliance
Mr. Schiff joined Leumi Partners in 1996 as Corporate Secretary and Head of Compliance; Holds an LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Licensed to practice law in Israel (since 1990), and in the States of Pennsylvania (1994) and New-York (1995).