Dr,
Eyal Rozen, Director of the Information and Statistics Department at the Bank
of Israel, announced the appointment of Ms. Shelly Reiss Barel as Head of the
Customers Division in the Department. 
Ms. Reiss will replace Mr. Yair Haim, who will soon be retiring from the
Bank.

 

Shelly
will head a division that is entrusted with identifying and defining the data
and information needs of the Bank and of the Monetary Committee, including
initiating the closing of information gaps, which is necessary for managing the
Bank’s policy and fulfilling its roles. 
In addition, the Division manages the main access channels to
statistical information within the Bank and on its website, is responsible for
handling public requests for information, and coordinates the Bank of Israel’s
financial statistics reports to international institutions and the Central
Bureau of Statistics.

 

Ms.
Reiss Barel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and a
Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, both from the Hebrew
University of Jersualem.  She is a
graduate of the National Security College, and holds a Master’s degree in
Political Science and National Security from Haifa University.

 

Shelly
began her professional career at the Bank of Israel in 1997 in the Foreign
Exchange Supervision Division, and over the years she has served as Head of the
Monetary Planning Tem in the Foreign Exchange Market Operations Division.  Since 2008, she has served as Head of the
Economics Unit in the Information and Statistics Department.  She lives in Mevasseret Tzion, and is married
with two children.

 

Dr.
Eyal Rozen, Director of the Information and Statistics Division, said, “Shelly
brings to the position tremendous knowledge and years of experience in a
variety of positions at the Bank of Israel. 
I wish her tremendous success in her job.

“At
this opportunity, I would like to wish Mr. Yair Haim success in the future, and
to thank him for many years in which he contributed, in various positions, to
designing the Bank of Israel’s policy.”​