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Our Team

RONEN AGASSI - Chairman
RONEN AGASSI - Chairman
Mr. Ronen Agassi serves as Head of Capital Markets Division of the Leumi Group, one of Israel's largest and leading banking institutions. Mr. Agassi also serves as the Chairman of Leumi Partners Ltd, a subsidiary of Bank Leumi. Leumi Partners is the leading Israeli financial firm, active in merchant banking and offers broad investment banking and research services. Prior to joining Leumi, Ronen 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, Ronen served in the Migdal Insurance Group as Controller and Manager of the Securities and Investment Back Office. Ronen 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 senior partner 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 and LLM and a 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 has acted as its General Counsel since 1995. Mrs. 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 licensed to practice law in Israel (since 1990) and in the state of New-York (since 1992).
LILACH KATZ - VP Finance
LILACH KATZ - VP Finance
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.
GILAD SHIMONY - CEO, Leumi Partners Underwriting
GILAD SHIMONY - CEO, Leumi Partners Underwriting
Mr. Shimony joined Leumi Partners in 2017 to lead its underwriting practice. Mr. Shimony spent a decade at Excellence Investment House, starting as head of the research department and advancing to assume responsibility for all the equity investments. In 2007 Mr. Shimony became CEO of Excellence mutual funds and in 2010, he was appointed CEO of DS Apex Underwriting. Before joining Leumi Partners, Mr. Shimony founded and co-owned Inbar Issuances and Finance underwriting firm. Mr. Shimony holds a BA in Business Management with specialization in Economics and Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the College of Management, Tel Aviv.
OREN LEVY - Managing Director, Leumi Partners Underwriters
OREN LEVY - Managing Director, Leumi Partners Underwriters
Mr. Levy joined Leumi Partners Underwriters in 2017 as a Managing Director, responsible for public and private offerings in debt and equity for foreign and local companies. Prior to joining Leumi Partners Underwriters, Mr. Levy served in several underwriting senior positions at Apex Issuances and Excellence Nessua Investment House. Prior to that, Mr. Levy was the Head of Project Finance Group at BDO Consulting group. Mr. Levy started his career as a Corporate / Capital Markets attorney at a prominent Israeli law firm. Mr. Levy holds a Global MBA from the Joint Program of the Wharton School & Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, an LL.B and BA (Economics) from the IDC.
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 the 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).