Reaction of incoming Governor to the government’s decision on his appointment to the position
Reaction of incoming Governor Prof. Amir Yaron to the government’s decision on his appointment to the position
I was pleased to receive the government’s decision to recommend that the President of Israel appoint me as Governor of the Bank of Israel.
I would like to thank the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, and the government of Israel for the trust they have placed in me. It is a tremendous honor for me to fill the position of Governor, which has been filled over the years by the best economists in Israel. I am aware of the heavy responsibility placed on my shoulders, and I will do all in my power to fortify the strength and continued growth of the Israeli economy so that the entire Israeli public will benefit from its results. I thank the outgoing governor, Dr. Karnit Flug, who is handing me a wonderfully managed institution that is leading an economy that is growing and stable, as well as Dr. Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, who is serving as Acting Governor until I take up the position. I am excited to return to Israel after the years I spent in the United States pursuing my academic work, and I view this position as the pinnacle of my professional career.