Barclays appoints Francesco Ceccato as CEO for European hub in Dublin

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Italian native, Francesco Ceccato has been appointed as replacement for Kevin Wall who is the current Chief Executive at Barclays European hub in Dublin.

Current CEO, Mr Wall is set to retire later this year after 40 years of service at the bank.

Mr Francesco Ceccato joined Barclays from JP Morgan in 2010 and has held roles in corporate development and principal investments for the group. He most recently served as co-head of its European financial institutions group (FIG) business.

Mr Wall, a UK native, had worked with Barclays since graduating from university in 1981 and had worked in London, the US, Asia and Australia before taking over as chief executive of the Irish unit in 2017.

“Francesco brings a wealth of experience and a strong client focus, which will help to drive the continued success of Barclays Europe,” said Helen Keelan, chairwoman of Barclays Bank Ireland.

“He will lead a very strong and committed team that has established Barclays as a key player in our core business areas across Europe. I would like to thank Kevin for his excellent leadership over 40 years of service to Barclays, and to wish him the very best as he moves in to the non-executive chapter of his business career.”