Reporting to Baihas Baghdadi, Managing Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital International at Barclays, Jeroen will be responsible for leading the trade and working capital business for the Middle East. He will be supporting clients with their business needs by providing end-to-end trade & working capital solutions. He will also be the business lead in developing and implementing market leading product capabilities that deliver to client needs and leverage the tremendous product synergies across the Barclays group.
“The Middle East is a fast-growing trade corridor linking the world’s fastest growing markets. The size and growth potential of these economies and the growing number of companies involved in trade within these areas increases the demand for quality Trade Finance and Working Capital services and products. Recognising this growing need, we decided to expand our on-ground team and enhance the support they have from the UK head office.” said Baihas Baghdadi.
Rezwan Mirza, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Banking UAE & GCC, added: “We are delighted to welcome Jeroen to the MENA team. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to our clients in Middle East through providing them with on-ground world class trade finance services and products. Jeroen’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand our Trade and Working Capital business in the region.”
Jeroen is a seasoned professional with over a decade of International banking experience. He joined Barclays in 2007 in Europe and has extensively worked in senior positions at the regional and global levels. Before moving to Dubai, Jeroen was based in Madrid and was leading the business development and product management areas of Trade and Working Capital International. Prior to joining Barclays, Jeroen worked at Citibank in London and Madrid. Jeroen has an engineering background and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands.