Barclays names new operations and technology chief
Barclays has appointed Shaygan Kheradpir to the new role of chief operations and technology officer.He will join the executive committee of Barclays and report directly to group chief executive Antony Jenkins.
“Improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations, facilitated in part by technological innovation and automation, were identified as a key priority in the Strategic Review we unveiled last month,” said Jenkins. “The interconnectivity between this agenda, and the opportunities for Barclays and our customers and clients opened up through technological developments, are clear. The creation of this role is designed to ensure we have the appropriate focus on both areas.”
Shaygan joined Barclays from Verizon in January 2011 in the role of chief operating officer for retail and business banking. In his new role he will take responsibility for operational processes and systems across the whole group, including the investment and wealth management arms, as well as responsibility for the bank’s technology agenda.
“Since joining Barclays in 2011, Shaygan has been instrumental in helping devise and drive technology solutions and operational improvements at Barclays, including leading the introduction of award-winning initiatives such as Barclays Pingit, and I look forward to supporting him in this new challenge.”
Kheradpir himself said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead our Operations and Technology organisation in delivering world class and innovative processes and systems focused on creating a ‘Go-To’ customer and client experience. This strategic work will be fundamental to Barclays achieving our Transform programme commitments.”
CV: Shaygan Kheradpir
1987-1994: GTE various development roles
1994-1996: assistant vice president, GTE Laboratories
1996-2000: assistant vice president systems delivery, GTE
2000-2002: President, Verizon eBusiness
2002-2007: senior vice president & CIO, Verizon Telecom
2007-2010: executive vice president and chief information & technical officer for Verizon Communications
Member of the National Institute of Standards & Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Education: Cornell University – Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering