Multi-specialist bank Leumi UK has appointed Roy Shilo as Head of Commercial Finance. With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Roy has held positions at both Bank Leumi USA and Bank Leumi Israel, before joining Leumi UK in July 2019.
In his new role, Roy will lead Leumi UK’s Commercial Finance activity – formerly known as International, Commercial and Hi-tech Finance (ICH) – which encompasses trade finance services as well as bespoke products that address the day-to-day banking needs of SME customers.
He will be responsible for developing the business in line with the bank’s growth strategy, while maintaining its reputation for long-lasting and productive client relationships.
Commenting on the appointment, Andy Mallin, Chief Business Officer at Leumi UK, says: “Roy has been with us for just over a year and in that time he has made a big impression as a true champion of the customer. His enthusiasm when it comes to seeking out new opportunities with clients is unparalleled and under his leadership we will further our reach in both the Israeli and UK markets. His energy and commitment will undoubtedly ensure the success of the newly formed Commercial Finance activity.”
Roy adds: “I am immensely proud to be leading Leumi UK’s Commercial Finance team and look forward to consolidating this innovative offering for our customers. As ever, we remain dedicated to finding tailor-made solutions that support their business needs as they strive to achieve their growth potential.”