Barclays has announced Barry Rodrigues as the new Chief Executive Officer of its child company Barclaycard, starting this November.
Mr. Rodrigues will be based in New York, and will be joining the Barclays International Executive Committee. He will be reporting to Tim Throsby, the President of Barclays International and CEO of Corporate and Investment Bank.
Barclaycard is an international payment business, serving a wide variety of clients ranging from small enterprises to large corporations.
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Before joining Barclaycard, Mr. Rodrigues held the role of Head of Digital Payments at Citi for six years. Prior to that position, he worked for over 25 years at American Express, where he eventually became President of Global Network Services. Earlier, he was a general manager at American Express Bank in the UK.
Mr. Rodrigues expressed enthusiasm regarding his new role: “I’m delighted to be joining Barclays and excited to be leading Barclaycard International. This is a time of immense change in our industry, but this brings enormous opportunity for any organisation that is able to adapt and respond to customer and client demands. Barclaycard has been at the forefront of payments innovation for more than 50 years and continues to be a leader in this arena. I look forward to working with the team to build on their past successes and deliver continuing growth in the future.”
Mr. Throsby spoke highly of Mr. Rodrigues’ experience as a financial industry veteran: “Barry brings a wealth of experience, skill and industry knowhow to Barclays and we’re pleased to welcome him to the firm. He is a talented and innovative professional who is positioned well to lead our Barclaycard International businesses into the future. Barry will deliver leadership, value and execution for our colleagues and clients as Barclaycard continues to grow at this time of rapid and continual change in the cards and payments industries.”
Recently, Barclays appointed former Credit Suisse Banker Stephen Dainton as its new Head of Equities.