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Barclays Appoints Shaygan Kheradpir As Chief Operations and Technology Officer

Barclays announced the appointment today of Kheradpir, who will be responsible for the bank’s technology agenda moving forward.

Barclays named Shaygan Kheradpir as its new chief operations and technology officer today, according to a statement released by the bank. Kheradpir is to take up his new role immediately and will join the bank’s executive committee while reporting directly to the bank’s group chief executive Anthony Jenkins, the statement said. In his new role he will be in charge of the bank’s technology agenda and will take over the operations that support the bank’s product and service delivery.

Kheradpir previously worked for Verizon before joining Barclays in Januray of 2011, the statement said, when he took up the role of chief operating officer for retail and business banking. Since joining Barclays he has been involved in the development of Barclays Pingit mobile payments app, the introduction of iPads for the bank’s front line staff and staff restructuring that aimed to improve communication between the technical and business sides of the bank’s operations department, according to published reports.

As part of his new role Kheradpir will be taking on some of the responsibilities formerly held by Jerry del Missier, Barclays former COO who resigned after the Libor scandal last year.

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Jonathan Camhi has been an associate editor with Bank Systems & Technology since 2012. He previously worked as a freelance journalist in New York City covering politics, health and immigration, and has a master's degree from the City University of New York's Graduate School ... View Full Bio

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IvySchmerken
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IvySchmerken,
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3/12/2013 | 6:37:59 PM
re: Barclays Appoints Shaygan Kheradpir As Chief Operations and Technology Officer
I agree, Nate, the appointment of Kheradpir as chief operations and technology officer reflects the importance of mobile apps to large banks like Barclays in delivering products to customers on the retail and business side. Wall Street & Technology recently wrote about how developing for mobile first is a trend and how developing for the desktop is becoming an afterthought. See Melanie Rodier's story: http://www.wallstreetandtech.c...
Nathan Golia
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Nathan Golia,
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3/8/2013 | 8:27:54 PM
re: Barclays Appoints Shaygan Kheradpir As Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Hm, they brought in a former mobile exec and immediately put him to work on mobile initiatives? No coincidence there.
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