Barclays Capital Appoints Johan Leven as Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Asia Pacific


Hong Kong - Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, today announced the appointment of Johan Leven as Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Asia Pacific.

At Barclays Capital, Mr Leven will partner with Richard Gallivan, Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Asia Pacific. They will lead the firm’s industry and country coverage groups in Asia Pacific, as well as develop and manage relationships with key clients across the region.

Mr Leven and Mr Gallivan are based in Hong Kong and will report to Matthew Ginsburg, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific, and to Ros Stephenson and Tom King, Heads of Global Corporate Finance, Investment Banking.

"I am delighted to welcome Johan to the team. He brings with him more than a decade of valuable experience in Asia Pacific, and an excellent track record of building businesses. He will significantly enhance the firm’s strong investment banking platform and our ability to serve our clients in the region," said Matthew Ginsburg, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific.

"Bringing on board a highly experienced banker of Johan’s caliber underlines our commitment to providing a superior full-service product offering to our clients worldwide,” said Skip McGee, Head of Global Investment Banking at Barclays Capital. “With more than 20 years of coverage and advisory experience, Johan brings strategic vision across all segments of the business as well as vast knowledge, expertise and relationships to our global investment banking franchise."

Mr Leven was previously at Goldman Sachs where he was most recently Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Asia Ex-Japan, and had served in a number of leadership roles, including Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors group. He joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1990, and worked in Frankfurt and Sydney before moving to Hong Kong in 2001. He was named a Partner in 2004.

For further information, please contact:

Clare Williams, Barclays Capital Communications
+852 2903 2298

Timothy Cuffe, Barclays Capital Communications
+852 2903 4021

Hon Gay Lau, Barclays Capital Communications
+852 2903 2305

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About Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs over 23,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

For further information about Barclays Capital, please visit our website www.barclayscapital.com.