C.S. Venkatakrishnan “Venkat” was appointed Barclays Group Chief Executive in November 2021. Prior to his appointment as Group CEO, he was Head of Global Markets, Co-President of Barclays Bank PLC (BBPLC), and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Barclays. He has also served as Chief Risk Officer at Barclays. Venkat is the executive sponsor for Embrace, the global multi-cultural network at Barclays. Before joining Barclays in 2016, Venkat worked at JP Morgan Chase from 1994, holding senior roles in Asset Management, Investment Banking, and in Risk. Venkat holds S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is also on the advisory board of the Golub Center for Finance and Policy.

Skills, experience and contribution:

Highly regarded leader with significant banking and financial services experience
Extensive experience in risk management
Deep understanding of the business and the markets within which the Group operates

Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive, Venkat served as Head of Global Markets and Co-President of Barclays Bank PLC from October 2020 and Group Chief Risk Officer from 2016 to 2020. Prior to joining Barclays in 2016, Venkat worked at JPMorgan Chase from 1994, holding senior roles in Asset Management where he was Chief Investment Officer in Global Fixed Income, as well as in Investment Banking, and in Risk.

Key current appointments

  • Board Member, Institute of International Finance
  • Advisory member to the Board, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Golub Centre for Finance and Policy
  • Member, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative Leadership Council
  • Chair, Corporate Partnerships Board, The Royal Mardsden Cancer Charity

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