Matt Tuck, Head of Financial Institutions, Barclays Corporate Banking
Barclays Financial Institutions team continues to extend its global reach with a number of new appointments this year. Stretchingacross 14 locations (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Cairo, Mumbai, Karachi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Johannesburg, New York and Miami), the team covers 108 countries and around 750 Financial Institution clients. Our goal is to provide solutions to our bank clients, with a focus on understanding their needs and delivering the highest quality of transactional services, including cash management, trade finance, liquidity and FX.
Our strategy is simple. We are constantly investing in our people, our systems and our products in order to be a top tier service provider to a wide range of FI clients, as well as supporting corporate clients as they look for services in countries located all around the world.
We have made several new appointments to the team this year in order to further our support for our global client base, most recently appointing John Rodriguez as a Relationship Director supporting Latin American financial institutions.
John joins Barclays from HSBC where he was Senior Vice President, Global Transaction Banking responsible for supporting financial institution clients across the US, LatAm and Caribbean. Prior to joining HSBC, he held Senior Vice President roles at Wells Fargo and Wachovia Bank. John has extensive experience working throughout LatAm supporting financial institutions and corporate clients with their transaction banking requirements.
John reports into David Scola, Managing Director, Financial Institutions at Barclays who joined the team in March, based in New York. David is responsible for establishing and strengthening Barclays transactional banking relationships with financial institutions across the Americas, with a particular focus on both North America and working with John to expand our coverage of LatAm banks. David previously spent 12 years at Deutsche Bank in a range of roles including product and strategic development in the global transaction bank.
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Also joining the team earlier this year was SeshadriSarmaas a Relationship Director in Indiaand Patrick Leung as a Relationship Director for Greater China, based in Hong Kong. Both appointments strengthen our on the ground support for both Indian and Asian financial institutions, reporting into Gwynne Master, Head of Financial Institutions for Asia at Barclays.
Covering Africa is Sola Mahoney who was appointed Head of Financial Institutions, Africa. Sola reports into Mike von Fintel at Absa – Barclays partnership bank in Africa. Our strategic alliance with Absa means we have one of the largest footprints in the region. Our core competency is having a Pan-African focus, matching our client’s requirements to local capabilities.
Europe also remains a key market for Barclays, and we continue to build on our established presence in the region. Pascal Christiaen recently joined our European financial institutions team, based in Paris, to further support our European client base.
Barclays has ambitious strategic plans for growing its corporate and transaction banking presence globally and we continue to work closely with the bank’s investment banking arm to deliver tailored corporate banking solutions to our global financial institution clients. All new joiners bring with them a wealth of experience and their appointments further enhance our commitment to support our clients, wherever they need.