Barclays appoints Alexander Harrison as Singapore Country Manager
Singapore, July 14, 2020 – Barclays today announced the appointment of Alexander Harrison as Singapore Country Manager, subject to regulatory approval, in addition to his current role as Head of Corporate Banking for Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Mr. Harrison will continue to be based in Singapore, and will report to Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays for Asia Pacific in his country management role. As Singapore Country Manager, Mr. Harrison will be responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with the regulator and the Singapore government for Barclays Bank PLC.
Mr. Harrison has been with Barclays for over two decades, spanning multiple roles and geographies. In 2015, he relocated to Singapore to lead and expand the firm’s Asia Pacific and Middle East corporate banking business. Prior to his relocation, Mr. Harrison was based in Dubai and was the Head of International Debt Finance, responsible for all non-UK debt origination across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Before his stint in Dubai, he was based in the UK, focusing primarily on leveraged finance and led the London Debt Finance team. Mr. Harrison is also an active supporter of Barclays’ regional diversity agenda for Barclays, and is currently Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee at BritCham Singapore.
Mr. Harrison will succeed Bal Bagary who will be moving back to the UK.
“After spending a number of years in the region, Bal has expressed his desire to return to the UK. Not only has Bal made significant contributions to our businesses in the region, he has made a strong impact to the people and culture of Barclays and will be missed by all,” said Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays, Asia Pacific.
“The appointment of Alexander highlights the depth of talent at Barclays and our commitment towards recognising and promoting colleagues from within. Alexander has proven to be a very capable leader, and I am confident that he will continue to excel in his new and expanded role.”