Barclays Ireland appoints Kevin Wall as new CEO

26 June 2017

Barclays Bank Ireland has appointed Kevin Wall as its new Chief Executive Officer, where he will be responsible for the ongoing growth and development of the Bank in Ireland.

Kevin, who most recently served as Chairman of Corporate Banking and Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, will be based in Dublin and will take up his position with immediate effect. He joined Barclays in 1981 and has held a variety of roles across the business, including Project Finance and Foreign Exchange in the UK, US and Australia, and London-based management roles in Strategic Planning and Human Resources. These were followed by Investment Banking roles in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. Kevin is a trustee director of the Barclays Pension Fund and a non-executive director of the Business Growth Fund.

Kevin Wall, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Bank Ireland commented: “Barclays has been operating in Ireland for almost 40 years, and has built a strong business in Dublin, attracting talent from around the world. I’m very proud to be leading Barclays Bank Ireland at a crucial time for the business.”

Helen Keelan, Chair of Barclays Bank Ireland commented: “Kevin has a wealth of experience from his many and varied roles at Barclays which will be of great benefit to Barclays Bank Ireland. He will lead a very strong and committed team that has successfully positioned Barclays as a key player in our core business areas in Ireland.

Kevin Wall succeeds Sasha Wiggins as CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, who will take up a new role within Barclays as Head of East & South East in UK Corporate Banking next month.

“I would like to thank Sasha for her excellent leadership of, and immense commitment to Barclays Bank Ireland and wish her continued success in her new role,” Helen added.

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