Andrew Abir


Deputy Governor

  Andrew Abir


Mr. Andrew Abir has served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel since February 2020. He was appointed Deputy Governor by the Israeli Government, on the recommendation of the Governor of the Bank of Israel, in accordance with the Bank of Israel Law, 5770–2010. 

Mr. Abir also serves as a member of the Bank of Israel’s Monetary Committee and Supervisory Council. 
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor, Mr. Abir served as the Director of the Markets Department in the Bank of Israel. 
Mr. Abir has been at the central bank since 1987, initially in the Office of the Governor, and then moving to the Markets Department in 1992. 

Mr. Abir earned a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.