Banks are one of the most important financial institutions of every country because they control the inflow and outflow of money. There are hundreds of thousands of people working in these banks, but most of the control rests with the chief executive. This is the top position in the organization and these chief executives call the shots and are responsible for the progress made by their banks in every aspect. Listed below are the chief executives of various powerful banks in the UK:
James Edward – Group CEO, Barclays Plc
In December 2015, James Edward was chosen as the Group CEO of Barclays Bank. Before then, he had begun working as a commercial banker in JP Morgan Chase and had worked there for a period of 30 years. He gradually rose through the ranks and became a prominent figure in different businesses that ranged from Private Banking, Asset Management and Equities. Ultimately, he ended up becoming the head of the global investment bank. Recently, Jes also served as BlueMountain Capital’s Managing Partner. Native to America, Jes attended the renowned Bowdoin College and got a BA in Economics.
António Horta- Group CEO, Lloyds Banking Group
In January 2011, Mr. Osório became a member of the Lloyds Banking Group’s board. Nearly three months later, he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. This is mostly because This was mostly due to the extensive understanding and experience he has in both commercial and retail banking as he has worked for over 25 years in the UK and other areas as well. It didn’t take him long to demonstrate his leadership prowess as he formed and led a number of strong management teams. Lloyds Banking Group and its stakeholders benefitted a great deal from his appointment. The Portuguese also attended Harvard Business School for completing the Advanced Management Program.
Winters – CEO, Standard Chartered Plc
It took him only a month after his joining in May, 2015 that Winters was appointed as the Group CEO of Standard Chartered Plc. Previously, he had worked as a banker at JP Morgan Chase and had served in different capacities for about 26 years. Suffice it to say, he had an excellent career in the banking sector as in 2004, he became the co-chief executive of JP Morgan Chase. However, he stepped down from his position in 2009 and was invited by the UK government to join the Independent Commission on Banking. Based in London, Mr. Winters also got the British CBE national honour in 2013.
Antonio Pedro-CEO, HSBC Bank PLC
Since joining HSBC in September of 2007, Antonio Pedro has overseen a lot of progress. Initially, he was appointed as the Group Head of Strategy and worked under the Chairman, but he rose through the ranks as was appointed as Chief Executive in September 2015 of HSBC, for the UK group as well as for the rest of Europe. He is recognized for his stand on diversity and has also received several awards. He studied at the Columbia University and currently resides in London with his family.