A New Face For Bank Leumi

Galia Maor has spent a lifetime impressing the people around her. At Hebrew University in the early 1960s, "she was a star student," recalls Jacob A. Frenkel, the Bank of Israel governor and a former classmate. "Everyone knew she was going places." So it has surprised few of her friends and former colleagues that Maor has landed a job few women have ever had--and none in Israel: chief executive of a leading bank. Not since Golda Meir has a woman wielded so much influence in Israel.

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