A few months ago Rakefet Russak-Aminoach was appointed as the CEO of Leumi bank. At the young age of 46, Rakefet Russak-Aminoach has become the most powerful woman in the Israeli economy and the youngest CEO of Leumi bank ever. She was congratulated by everyone and even by the rival bank – Hapoalim bank.
Rakefet Russak-Aminoach has an MBA, a LLB and a BA in Accountancy from the Tel Aviv University and she has been working at Leumi bank for eight years. Before her recent appointment, she had worked as the Head of the Business Division and had also served as the Senior Deputy Chief Executive Officer. She will now replace her boss, Galia Maor who had resigned after 17 years in office.
This appointment is another sign of a big tendency in Israel. Lately, more and more women take over powerful positions in many different fields in the Israeli society – in politics (heads of major parties and government ministers), in the press (many female news reporters) and in law (many female judges, including the president of the supreme court of Israel).
There are many women in powerful positions and this proves the existence of the developed gender equality in the democratic state of Israel.