Middle East and North Africa

Corporate banking in the Middle East and North Africa

Barclays has a team of Corporate Banking Relationship Directors serving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who can support you in opening up opportunities and realising your ambitions for growth, both locally and internationally.

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

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

Banking in Europe

In 2016, we launched our new European Digital banking platform to meet the needs of our global clients trading in Europe. This allows clients to benefit from a consistent and comprehensive suite of products and services using the same channels and servicing model across Europe.

This platform is currently available in Ireland, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain. It will be rolled out to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 2019, and Switzerland and Italy by the end of 2020.

Omar Sheikh

Head of Corporate Banking, Middle East, Barclays

Omar is Head of Corporate Banking for the Middle East Region. He is responsible for developing and strengthening the core proposition of Barclays’ corporate clients in the region by overseeing the creation and delivery of bespoke services, products, and financial solutions across industry sectors and geographies.

Omar joined Barclays in 2008 as a Relationship Director for its Large Corporates division in Abu Dhabi. Since 2014, he has led the Outbound Global Corporates portfolio for the Middle East and more recently in 2018 became Head of the Corporate Bank.

Omar has over 18 years of Corporate Banking experience covering clients across Middle East, Africa & Pakistan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of McGill in Montreal, Canada. Before joining Barclays, he held several positions in financial institutions including United Bank Limited and Askari Commercial Bank Limited.

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To discuss your business requirements and how Barclays can support you, contact us today.

If you are a multinational company, financial institution or regional corporation interested in our global corporate banking services, please contact us by email or call +971 04 365 3030.