BHI Names Oleg Kochanov As Chief Credit Officer

BHI, a full-service commercial bank, announced that it has promoted Oleg Kochanov to the position of Chief Credit Officer.  Kochanov, who joined BHI in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Head of Credit Underwriting, has more than 20 years of experience in loan underwriting, structuring, and portfolio and client relationship management.

“Oleg is a seasoned banker with extensive experience across the financial services industry in various credit and portfolio management positions.  Having led our credit underwriting team for the last two years, he is well-positioned to take on this expanded role.  He has made invaluable contributions to the bank and we congratulate him as he assumes this new role,” said Gil Karni, CEO of BHI.

During the past two years, Kochanov headed BHI’s independent credit underwriting department, which was established to provide an objective and consistent approach to underwriting and credit analysis in order to support the Bank’s continued growth.

“At BHI, I am proud to be part of an exceptional team of professionals with a dedicated mission to provide outstanding client service. I have the benefit of working together with many talented individuals across various departments within the organization, and I look forward to continuing to work as one team towards the common goal of making BHI a greater success within the US marketplace,” said Kochanov.

Prior to BHI, Kochanov held executive positions in commercial banking, credit underwriting and portfolio management with major financial institutions including Bank United, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. 

About BHI (

BHI, the U.S division of Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s leading financial institution, provides commercial banking solutions to middle market clients in sectors including commercial real estate, C&I, food and beverage, entertainment, apparel, healthcare and high-tech.  In addition to its New York headquarters, the bank operates U.S. Representative Offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey; Miami, Florida; and Los Angeles, California.