Ehud Peleg

California, USA

FinTech, Education Tech, All

Adjunct professor of finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Former Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Leumi Banking Group

Ehud Peleg - Ehud is an adjunct professor of finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He teaches risk management and financial economics in the MBA and Master of Financial Engineering programs. At UCLA, Ehud runs the Applied Finance Project program, in which graduate students engage with financial institutions in practical projects in diverse finance applications.
Prior to that, Ehud was Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Leumi Banking Group. Leumi is Israel’s leading banking group with more than $100B in assets worldwide. At Leumi, Ehud was a member of a senior management team, led by the group CRO, which established a new Risk Management Division to oversee risk activities across the entire group. He developed large-scale risk management systems, including an Economic Capital framework, used for risk attribution and risk-adjusted performance measurement. Ehud was also in charge of key regulatory processes for Leumi, such as annual stress testing by the Bank of Israel and Basel compliance.
Ehud has many years of experience in Entrepreneurship. He co-founded Veon, a developer of interactive media platforms, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. At Veon, he was involved with R&D as well as business development. The company was acquired by Philips to become part of its Interactive Digital Video Division. Later, Ehud joined Pitango Venture Capital, where he screened Internet and telecommunications investment opportunities, coached entrepreneurs and assisted them in developing their business networks.
Ehud received his MBA with honors and his PhD in Finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds a B.Sc. magna cum laude, in Computer Science, Statistics and Operations Research, from Tel Aviv University.