Release: Bank Leumi’s Natalie Myshkina Wins Gold Stevie® Award at 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Myshkina recognized as top female leader in banking and financial services

New York, NY – November 27, 2017 – Natalie Myshkina, First Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy at Bank Leumi, has received the Gold Stevie® Award in the “Female Executive of the Year – Business Services –11 to 2,500 Employees – Banking and Financial Services” category at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards presentation was hosted in New York on November 17.


Myshkina recently spearheaded the development, launch and implementation of Leumi’s newest commercial banking industry division – the Water Group – which launched in March 2017. Leumi created the division to meet an increasing market demand as water has grown exponentially in the U.S. The Leumi Water Group provides banking services to water-focused companies looking to expand domestically or internationally and is currently on track to close more than $120 million in deals within the next year.


“Natalie’s leadership and innovative spirit was instrumental in the successful launch of the Water Group this year,” said Avner Mendelson, CEO of Bank Leumi. “Her passion, coupled with her industry expertise, has led to important growth opportunities for the bank. We are proud to congratulate Natalie on this deserving achievement.”


Myshkina holds an MBA from INSEAD and the Wharton School of Business and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU). She joined Leumi in 2014 and has held leadership positions at McKinsey & Company and SocGen Rosbank.


The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories, with more than 1,500 nominations across 90 categories. Winners are selected via a panel of worldwide executives.


Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at