Barclays Corporate, the corporate banking arm of the UK-based Barclays Group, has appointed Standard Chartered’s Tan Kah Chye as its new head of trade and working capital. In his new role, Tan will focus on increasing the depth and reach of Barclays Corporate’s trade business in Asian, European and African markets. He will also leverage Barclays’ growing presence in the USA.
For the past six years, Tan had worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore as its global head of trade finance. He was also responsible for the bank’s global cash management operations. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tan held senior trade finance positions with Deutsche Bank, JPM Chase and Citibank.
“As one of the foremost trade finance specialists in banking space, Tan has agreed to lead our trade business in the next phase of its development. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and it will be the key to achieving our long-term growth,” said John Kelting, head of product, Barclays Corporate.