Benette, formerly headed Trade Finance teams with The Standard Bank of South Africa and The FirstRand Group South Africa, will be responsible for providing support to Barclays Bank Ireland’s clients looking to explore these opportunities, leveraging her knowledge of the African trading environment.
Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Hastings, CEO Barclays Bank Ireland said: “Africa offers a unique mix of opportunities and challenges and, as its economy strengthens, the continent will increasingly need goods and services which it cannot cater for domestically.
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.