Leon Blitz was appointed Chairman of UK Israel Business in July 2015. Leon is a co-founder of Grovepoint Limited, prior to which he was Head of Direct Investments and Growth & Acquisition Finance, and Head of Private Banking at Investec Bank plc in London between 1989 and 2009. At Investec, Leon was instrumental in driving the acquisition and integration processes for a number of banking businesses both in the UK and in multiple offshore jurisdictions.
Leon is a qualified chartered accountant CA(SA) having trained with Arthur Andersen in South Africa and holds an Honours degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town. Leon holds a number of Non-Executive Directorships in private companies, and is connected to a variety of communal institutions.