BIU Grad Eitan Ahimor Says Studies in Economics and Jewish Studies Compliment Each Other
Eitan Ahimor, a second generation BIU grad, currently lives in New York and serves as VP of Citigroup Bank. During his MBA studies at Cornell University, he was introduced to the American tradition of alumni associations. Inspired by the idea, he established the Linkedin BIU Alumni group. Today, he hopes that similar to the larger universities in America, the BIU alumni community will become a significant and influential factor in the lives of its members.
Eitan Ahimor (35), was raised in the city of Rishon Le’Zion, and served as an intelligence officer in the IDF. After completing his army service in the early 2000’s with the rank of Lieutenant, he began studying at Bar-Ilan University for a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration.
After completing his BA at Bar-Ilan, Ahimor joined the Bank Hapoalim Management Program, where he was introduced to retail banking and financial marketing. He later moved to New York and enrolled in Cornell University’s MBA program. Immediately upon graduating he accepted an offer by Citigroup Bank to enlist in their retail division’s executive training program. “I filled several positions, among them, risk management, credit management, marketing, and digital banking. After climbing up the corporate ladder, I was offered the position of VP of Customer Retention at the bank’s credit card division, which I filled for two years.”
Since 2012, Ahimor has served as the VP of Product Development and Business Development at the bank’s credit cards division, a job which encompasses the development of new credit products and innovations, providing the bank with a strong competitive edge in the US market. “This position requires extensive experience and banking knowledge, as well as familiarity with new technological developments, identifying relevant start-ups in the market, business negotiation capabilities, and most importantly — creativity and the ability to plan and execute business strategies.” Read More