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Dedicated support for Global Development Organisations from Corporate Banking at Barclays. Five members of Banking on Change informal savings group.

Global Development Organisations

The Global Development Organisations (GDO) team is set up to enable Barclays to serve multinationals, government agencies and their contractors, as well as large non-profits and foundations, focused on international relief and development.

The GDO team has dedicated Relationship Directors in New York, London and Johannesburg. We can also provide access to the GDO Group’s wider network across Asia and Africa.

Barclays offers a suite of products and services to help global development organisations streamline operational processes and manage risk. As one of our Global Development Organisations clients, we can offer you:

  • A single point of contact across products and geographies, ensuring consistent, high quality service throughout the Barclays network
  • Working capital solutions that include a deposit strategy and optimisation of foreign exchange, yield enhancement and risk management
  • The option to add accounts to SWIFT for streamlined and efficient payments and reporting
  • Solutions to reduce security issues, minimise the risk of fraud and theft, and minimise the impact of one-time uncontrollable events
  • Market research presentations to keep non-profit organisations and multilaterals up-to-date with market trends
  • Innovation in mobile payments and cashless solutions.

What we can offer

We recognise the unique challenges and opportunities you face in your sector, and we understand the solutions you need to grow within it.

We can meet your day-to-day banking needs and longer-term financial requirements through a suite of products drawn from across Barclays – including retail banking, credit cards, wealth management, and investment banking.

Cash Management

Efficiently and cost-effectively control your working capital with products and solutions that help streamline processes, automate daily tasks and optimise funds for domestic and cross-border operations.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of exchange rate volatility and benefit from our sector professionals who can offer you relevant products.

Interest Rates

Manage your exposure and sensitivity to interest rate movements with our range of hedging strategies.

Investment Banking

Provide comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services to corporations and financial institutions worldwide.

SWIFTNET Corporate Access

Gain greater control and global visibility of accounts with this fully integrated platform.

Trade Solutions

Whether you are new to exploring international opportunities or are an established trader, we can provide a range of products and services to optimise your trading operations.


Contact our Global Development Organisations team

Nyagaka Ongeri, Managing Director, Global Head of Global Development Organisations

Nyagaka Ongeri, Managing Director, Global Head of Global Development Organisations

Nyagaka Ongeri is a Managing Director responsible for Global Corporates coverage as well as Head of the Global Development Organizations (GDO) Group based in New York. In this role, Nyagaka has responsibility for building dialogue and Corporate Banking business with these clients operating globally.

Before joining the team, Nyagaka was Head of Global Finance and Risk Solutions (GFRS) for Absa Capital in South Africa, which encompassed managing all of the bank’s financing products. Nyagaka joined Absa Capital in August 2009 from Barclays Capital in New York; where he was Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets Group for several years. He joined Barclays Capital in 2001, focused on growing the firm’s US presence in the financial institutions arena.

Prior to joining Barclays, Nyagaka was a Vice President in JP Morgan’s South African branch where for several years he focused on growing its institutional South African presence.

It was during his time in South Africa that Nyagaka Ongeri co-founded the Student Sponsorship Program of South Africa (SSP), a non-profit leadership organization that provides scholarships and mentors to over 650 high school students in South Africa and has made grants valued at over $10mm since inception in 2000. Nyagaka was honored for his role in establishing SSP by being recognized as a recipient of the 2006 Barclays Chairman’s Award.

Nyagaka is a graduate of Howard University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors). Nyagaka is also a graduate of Harvard Business School and has successfully completed the CFA examinations.

Nyagaka is an avid mountain climber and marathon runner, having scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro and Elbrus and completed seven marathons.

Aisling Quirke, Global Development Organisations Africa

Aisling Quirke is Head of the Global Development Organisations (GDO) Group in Africa and is responsible for coordinating GDO relationships and implementations across the continent.

Aisling has over 11 years of business development and public policy experience across the public and private sectors. Having started her career with the European Commission and the World Bank in Europe, and having later worked on governance, health and financial services in private sector roles in Africa, Aisling brings a unique understanding of GDOs across regions.

To find out what our Global Development Organisations team can do for your business, email or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*


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Source: Barclays, January 2015

How can we help?

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