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Barclays appoints new Singapore country manager
BARCLAYS on Tuesday announced that it has appointed Alexander Harrison as its new Singapore country manager.
The position is in addition to Mr Harrison's current role as head of corporate banking for Asia-Pacific and Middle East. He succeeds Bal Bagary, who will be moving back to the UK after spending several years in the region, said the bank in a statement.
Mr Harrison will continue to be based in Singapore, and will report to Jaideep Khanna, head of Barclays for Asia-Pacific, in his new country management role. He will be responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with the regulator and the Singapore government for Barclays, said the bank.
He 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, Middle East, Africa and India. Before his stint in Dubai, he was based in the UK, focusing primarily on leveraged finance and had led the London debt finance team.
"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," said Mr Khanna.
The final appointment is subject to regulatory approval.