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Suresh Viswanathan
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Services
Barclays Bank


Currently, Suresh is the Chief Operating Officer for Barclays UK.
Barclays UK comprises our UK retail banking operations, our UK consumer credit cards business, our UK based wealth offering, and corporate banking for smaller businesses.
It has around 22 million retail customers, and almost one million business banking clients.
In this role Suresh drives innovation and a relentless focus on the Customer to deliver an enhanced customer experience, supported by the most efficient and resilient technologies.
His laser focus on leveraging economies of scale and reducing duplication through simplification and automation is core to supporting the business.
The Chief Operating Officer role is responsible for Technology and Operations for BUK businesses, Structural Reform, Cost Transformation, major project delivery, administration, and Sourcing.
Previously, Suresh was Chief Operating Officer for Personal and Corporate Banking and the former UK Retail and Business Banking.
Before joining Barclays in 2008, Suresh worked for Citigroup where he gained nearly 20 years’ global IT experience.
Suresh has a proven track record of delivering large integration, acquisitions, new franchise start-ups and major change programmes, while enhancing operational controls.
Through various roles, Suresh has extensive experience in identifying efficiencies, delivering significant cost reduction, simplifying the technology and delivery for Customers.
Suresh was born in India and is married with two children. He is a big tennis fan.