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TheMarker Magazine Reveals the 100 Most Influential People In The Israeli Economy.

Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Leads TheMarker's List of the 100 Most Influential People, Followed by David Klein, Yoav Lehman, Eyal Ben Sheloush and Nochi Dankner.

By Margot B

(PRWEB) August 29, 2003 -- TheMarker Magazine, the leading business magazine in Israel, today revealed the list of the 100 most influential people in the Israeli economy - led by:

Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, followed by Bank of Israel Governor David Klein, Supervisor of Banks Yoav Lehman and the treasury's Capital Market Commissioner, Eyal Ben Sheloush. The leading businessman on the list is Nochi Dankner, Chairman of IDB, who is ranked in fifth place.

Businessmen and bankers occupy the next five places, which are as follows:

Shlomo Nehama, chairman of Bank Hapoalim and CEO of Arison Investments; the new CEO of Bank Hapoalim, Zvi Ziv; the CEO of Bank Leumi, Galia Maor, together with bank chairman Eitan Raff; businessmen Yitzhak Tshuva, who owns and controls Delek; and Idan Ofer, chairman and co-owner of The Israel Corporation and Mizrahi Bank. The ranking will appear in the upcoming September edition.

The ranking appears for the third consecutive year. It draws the power map of the Israeli business world in 2003-2004.

The list of 100 is, according to TheMarker Magazine:

The Finance Minister and the Bank of Israel Governor, who lead the list as the key people behind the government's economic program to stabilize the economy and end the recession, and in effect, to spur increased investment, by foreign investors in particular.

Alongside them is the Supervisor of Banks, Yoav Lehman, who bears responsibility for the proper functioning of the Israeli banking system, and the Capital Market Commissioner, who is responsible for restructuring the pension funds and for bringing them to the capital market.

The situation of the Israeli economy places members of the government and the regulatory agencies at the head of the list, together with the top-tier bankers, who make key decisions regarding the flow of capital and the routing of credit.

The list includes people spanning a range of fields from the capital market, finances, banking, industry, real estate, hi-tech, communications and media, and more.

Source: TheMarker
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