Ponsonby, who joined Barclays from Citigroup in 2009 as co-head
of European mergers and acquisitions (M&A), played a key role in
building out Barclays' banking franchise in Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA), having held a variety or roles during
his eight years at the bank.
He was appointed chief operating officer (COO) of Banking, EMEA
in 2013 and co-global COO of banking in 2014 before assuming the
role of vice chairman in May 2015.
"His breadth of experience and effective leadership have played
a crucial role in driving the strategy of the banking business,
against a backdrop of significant internal and external change,"
John Mahon, head of banking EMEAPAC said in the memo.
A Barclays spokesman in London confirmed the contents of the
(Reporting By Anjuli Davies, editing by Sophie Sassard)
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