01 Nov 2017 - 0:38
Barclays names Klemme as Mideast head in Private Bank
Barclays has announced that Steve Klemme (pictured) 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, Klemme 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”
Barclays is a major global financial services provider with more than 325 years of banking expertise and operations in over 40 countries.