- (1943- )Governor of the Bank of Israel from 1991 to January 2000. It was under his stewardship that the Israeli economy absorbed the massive wave of immigration (see ALIYA) from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and evolved into a high-tech giant in the 1990s. Frenkel is currently vice-chairman of an American insurance corporation and is also chairman of the Washington-based economics organization, the Group of Thirty. In August 2007, he joined the advisory board of an Israel-based biotech firm, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
Historical Dictionary of Israel. Bernard Reich David H. Goldberg. Edited by Jon Woronoff..
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