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Barclays Names New Chief for Credit Card Business

Newspaper article International New York Times

Barclays Names New Chief for Credit Card Business

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Amer Sajed joined the British bank from Citigroup in 2006, and he has served as interim chief executive of the credit card business since May 2015.

Barclays announced on Wednesday that a veteran of its Barclaycard business would be the permanent head of its credit card and payment operations.

Amer Sajed, who joined Barclays from Citigroup in 2006, becomes chief executive of the Barclaycard business immediately, the British bank said.

"I've been impressed by Amer's deep understanding of the global payments landscape," James E. Staley, the Barclays chief executive, said in a news release. "Barclaycard enjoyed its most successful year in 2015, and I am confident that, under Amer's leadership, the business will continue to go from strength to strength."

Since joining the bank, Mr. Sajed has been as chief executive of the Barclaycard business in Britain and the United States. …

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