Antony Jenkins MBA 1988 appointed as Barclays Chief Executive
Cranfield School of Management’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Antony Jenkins MBA 1988 has been appointed as Group Chief Executive of Barclays.
Antony currently leads Barclays Retail and Business Banking (RBB) business. He has been a member of the Group Executive Committee of Barclays since 2009. His role as CEO for RBB includes responsibility for retail banking in Barclays Africa and Absa and he also represents Barclays as a non executive Director on the Board of Absa Group Limited and Absa Bank Limited.
Commenting on his appointment Antony said: "I am very proud to have been asked to lead Barclays, where I began my career nearly 30 years ago. Barclays is a strong universal bank, with many assets, including market leading businesses; talented and engaged staff; and long-standing clients and customers. But we have made serious mistakes in recent years and clearly failed to keep pace with our stakeholders' expectations. We have an obligation to all of those stakeholders – customers, clients, shareholders, colleagues and broader society – and a unique opportunity to restore Barclays reputation by making it the "go to" bank in all of our chosen markets. That journey will take time, we have much to do, and I look forward to getting started immediately."
Cranfield School of Management would like to offer our congratulations to Antony and wish him well in his new role.