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John VitaloChief Executive Officer, Middle East & North Africa for Barclays PLC
John Vitalo is the Chief Executive Officer of Barclays in the Middle East and North Africa, comprising Barclays Capital, Barclays Wealth and Barclays Corporate.
Mr. Vitalo is based in Dubai. He was Chief Executive Officer of Absa Capital, Barclays CapitalвЂ™s affiliate in South Africa, from 2005 to 2009. In 2008 he also took on responsibility for Absa WealthвЂ™s South African operations. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Barclays Investment Banking and Investment Management in the Middle East in May 2009.
Prior to moving to Absa Capital, in 2005, Mr. Vitalo was based in London as a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays CapitalвЂ™s Rates businesses, covering Fixed Income Derivatives and Government Bond Trading, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Money Markets, Equity-linked Products, Emerging Markets and Collateralised Finance. Before that he was Chief Operating Officer of Emerging Markets.
Mr. Vitalo joined Barclays in 2002 from Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, where he held a number of senior positions including Director of e-Commerce for Emerging Markets, Proprietary Trader for the Emerging Markets Group, Global Head of the Emerging Markets Structured Financing & Repo Desk and Head of the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Arbitrage Desk. He began his tenure at CSFB in Debt Capital Markets.
Prior to CSFB he worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Gleacher & Co. and in private equity at Morgan Stanley, both in New York. His career as an investment banker started when he was selected to participate in the Morgan Stanley graduate training programme.
Mr. Vitalo has a Bachelor of Sciences degree suma cum laude in Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington DC. He graduated in 1990.
An article when he was appointed as a CEO in May 2009 on www.ameinfo.com, English Language