Barclaycard International appoints new CEO
Written by Anthony Strzalek
Barclays has appointed Barry Rodrigues as the new chief executive officer of Barclaycard International.
Rodrigues, who joins Barclays following six years at Citi where he was most recently head of digital payments, will be based in New York and report directly to the president of Barclays International, Tim Throsby.
In Rodrigues’ role at Citi, he was responsible for the strategy, design and execution of next-generation payment solutions and platforms across both digital commerce and money transmission.
His team was also responsible for negotiating and managing strategic payment partnerships with leading digital players. Rodrigues also led Citi’s tokenisation efforts and integration with Zelle.
Before joining Citi, Rodrigues spent over 25 years at American Express culminating in his role as president of their Global Network business. Prior to this, he held a variety of roles, including general manager of American Express Bank UK where he had oversight for the firm’s treasury, corporate, private and correspondent banking businesses.
Rodrigues said: “I’m delighted to be joining Barclays and excited to be leading Barclaycard International. This is a time of immense change in our industry, but this brings enormous opportunity for any organisation that is able to adapt and respond to customer and client demands.
“Barclaycard has been at the forefront of payments innovation for more than 50 years and continues to be a leader in this arena. I look forward to working with the team to build on their past successes and deliver continuing growth in the future.”
Tim Throsby, added: “Barry brings a wealth of experience, skill and industry knowhow to Barclays and we’re pleased to welcome him to the firm. He is a talented and innovative professional who is positioned well to lead our Barclaycard International businesses into the future.”