Growing up in Israel and economics
I was born in 1959 in Jerusalem to immigrant parents - my father is from England and my mother is from Germany. After secondary school I went to the army, where I served as a tank commander and then went on to study economics in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I graduated with a BA in Economics in 1982 and almost immediately started working at one of the biggest banks in Israel, Bank Hapoalim.
Economics was something I found interesting and was a natural fit for my abilities. I’m very glad to have had and continue a long career doing something that interests me, on both a large and small scale.