Corporate banking in Asia

Barclays has a team of Coverage Bankers and Product Origination specialists across Asia who can support you with a wide range of international corporate banking solutions, opening up opportunities and realising your ambitions for growth, both locally and internationally.

Our teams in Asia can offer specialist market knowledge and industry expertise, as well as a wide range of solutions to support the international growth of Asia-parented multinational corporations and financial institutions.

By providing access to the wider Barclays Group, including the Investment Bank, Private Bank and Overseas Services, Retail Banking and Barclaycard, we can also help to meet your broader financing, transactional and business needs.

Alexander Harrison

Head of Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Barclays

Alexander is Head of Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific and Middle East at Barclays, responsible for managing and developing the franchise and expanding and strengthening client relationships. He is based in Singapore.

Alexander was appointed to lead the Asia franchise in March 2015 and took on additional responsibility for the Middle East in January 2018. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Forum and the ICB Management Forum, as well as being an active supporter of the regional diversity agenda through his membership on the Singapore Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) advisory panel and as Co-Chairman of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the British Chamber of Commerce

Alexander joined Barclays in 1998 and has two decades of banking experience, spanning multiple roles and geographies. Prior to his relocation to Singapore from Dubai, Alexander was the Head of International Debt Finance, responsible for all non-UK debt origination across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. He also served as a member of the senior leadership team for Global Credit Products, where he supported Corporate Banking’s broader product agenda.

Before Dubai, Alexander was based in London, focused primarily on leverage finance, before leading the London-based Debt Finance team.

Earlier in his career, Alexander held sector coverage roles in both the industrials (Chemical and Pharmaceuticals) and TMT sectors.

Alexander holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Birmingham University. Following his graduation, he undertook a post graduate research role at Leeds University.  


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