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The board of directors of Bank Hapoalim will convene today at 3:00 p.m., TheMarker has learned. The meeting was scheduled for this morning, but was postponed.

It is estimated the board will appoint Eli Yones as CEO of the bank, to replace Amiram Sivan.

However, several top executives at the bank are still not sure whether his candidacy will indeed be discussed and decided on in the meeting.

A special committee of controlling shareholders in the bank and outgoing CEO Sivan has interviewed several candidates for the job in the last two weeks. There was even an attempt to attract Galia Maor, CEO of Bank Leumi, but she declined the offer.

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Yones has been the frontrunner since the process began. It would be highly unexpected were someone else appointed at this stage.