Steve Klemme Appointed as Head of Middle East in Barclays Private Bank & Overseas Services

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Published October 30th, 2017 - 11:03 GMT
Steve Klemme, Head of Middle East in Private Bank & Overseas Services, Barclays
Steve Klemme, Head of Middle East in Private Bank & Overseas Services, Barclays

Barclays announces today that Steve Klemme will be joining as Head of Middle East in Private Bank & Overseas Services.

With over 30 years’ experience leading Middle East regional teams for global financial institutions, Steve brings a unique depth and range of specialist expertise that will support the delivery of a high-growth strategy for Private Bank & Overseas Services across the region.  He and his teams based in Dubai, Switzerland and London will develop and strengthen relationships with Middle Eastern high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients through the delivery of bespoke advice and solutions and access to Corporate and Investment banking products and services.

Karen Frank, CEO, Private Bank & Overseas Services, Barclays, said: “This year we have completed a series of strategic appointments to deliver increased growth and returns for Private Bank & Overseas Services. I’m excited to see our all new colleagues take up their seats because it shows the ambition of what we want to achieve for our clients. Steve’s appointment significantly advances our plans to strengthen our capabilities in the Middle East.”

Francesco Grosoli, Head of Private Bank for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “Steve Klemme’s track record in the Middle East together with his technical expertise will enable Barclays to originate and deliver a full range of banking, investment and credit capabilities tailored to the specific needs of our clients in the region. In his role as Head of Middle East, Steve will focus on growing our Middle East market, by expanding and deepening our client relationships and delivering solutions from across Barclays International”

Background Information

Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs.

Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs 25,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

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