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Barclays makes three senior appointments to its Consumer Retail Group


Barclays Investment Bank today announces three senior appointments to its Consumer Retail Group (CRG):

  • John Muncey joins as Vice Chairman of CRG in Europe and the Middle East, based in London 
  • Barrett Frankel joins as Managing Director in the CRG, based in New York 
  • Jamshed Kakalia is promoted to Head of Consumer, Europe and Middle East in CRG, relocating from New York to London

John Muncey joins Barclays from Panmure Gordon where he was Head of Investment Banking and brings over 30 years of investment banking experience, including 10 years with JP Morgan where he led its Consumer, Retail, Leisure and Healthcare banking businesses. John will work closely with senior industry and country bankers to expand and deepen further the coverage of clients in the consumer and retail sector. John joined Barclays on 1 July 2020 and reports to Reid Marsh and Lowell Strug.

Barrett Frankel joins Barclays from JP Morgan where he spent 20 years in the Consumer Retail Banking group, most recently as Head of North America Consumer Banking. He brings a wealth of experience with global multinationals, large and small-cap consumer clients across a number of sectors including packaged foor, beverage, business services, household and personal care. Barrett joined the firm in May, reporting to Lowell Strug.

Jamshed Kakalia will relocate to London from Barclays New York office to lead the Consumer coverage team in Europe and Middle East. He has worked with Lehman Brothers and Barclays for 13 years, including a two-year gap in 2009 when he became Director of Corporate Development at the Campbell Soup Company, before re-joining Barclays CRG in 2011. Jamshed continues to report to Lowell Strug.

Lowell Strug, Head of Barclays Consumer and Retail Group, commented: “These are unprecedented times for our consumer and retail clients and now, more than ever, there is a need to offer them sound strategic advice and seamless execution.”

Reid Marsh, Barclays Head of Banking, Europe and the Middle East commented:“It’s a sign of Barclays commitment to its consumer and retail clients that we’ve made these senior appointments. All three are outstanding additions to the team and their experience and industry relationships will further strengthen our coverage of this important client sector.”

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