Barbara Byrne is a vice chairman in the Banking Division at Barclays, responsible for leading the firm’s global relationships with multinational corporate clients. She is a member of Barclays Senior Leadership Group and is chairman of Barclays Social Innovation Facility, a cross-business resource dedicated to the development of self-sustaining global commercial solutions to social challenges.
Byrne has more than 30 years of financial services experience and has been at the forefront of developing longstanding partnerships with some of Barclays’ most important corporate clients. She has held senior management positions in energy and technology investment banking groups, managed cross business teams, and was the primary architect of several of the firm’s marquee transactions.
Byrne participates in industry conferences as a forum leader on strategic issues and trends facing the financial sector. She speaks frequently on behalf of women in business, finance and leadership. She has attended Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit for over 10 years and leads Barclays’ strategic partnership with Clinton Global Initiative. In 2012, Byrne was named one of the “100 Women to Watch” by the Cranfield School of Management. For the past four years, she was ranked by American Banker as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance.” She is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. Moreover, she serves on the New York City Board of the BritishAmerican Business Council and on the Investment Committee for the non-profit organization, Catalyst.