* Bank Hapoalim has appointed Gabriel Hamani as chief executive officer of BHI USA, its arm in the United States, Israel’s largest bank said on Tuesday.
* He will replace outgoing CEO Yair Talmor, who has been appointed chairman of BHI USA Advisory Group.
* Headquartered in New York, BHI provides banking services to corporate and commercial companies throughout the United States.
* Hamani joined Hapoalim in 1991 and held a variety of managerial positions in Israel before relocating to the United States in 2006. In 2014 he was named manager of USA branches. (Reporting by Tova Cohen)