Barclays Corporate has appointed Carman Lee as relationship director of multinational corporations (MNC) for North Asia. She joins the UK-based bank from Standard Chartered after a 20-year tenure, most recently as portfolio management director for Greater China and Japan.
In her newly created role at Barclays, Lee will be responsible for developing and servicing the bank’s MNC client base in North Asia. She is based in Hong Kong and reports to Mark Jones, head of Barclays Corporate for Asia-Pacific.
“Attracting someone of Carman’s calibre and great industry experience to Barclays is a great result for our MNC business in Asia-Pacific,” said Jones. “Her extensive industry knowledge and deep understanding of clients’ needs in the region positions us well as we continue to market our tailored corporate banking services to companies across Asia-Pacific.”
In addition, the bank is relocating Garth Hughes, its relationship director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from London to Hong Kong to cover its MNC business with Lee.
“Carman’s arrival alongside Garth’s transfer from London is evidence of the importance we place on ensuring our Asia-Pacific clients get access to Barclays’ full global footprint in corporate banking services,” Jones added.
Lee’s appointment is Barclays’ second hire from Standard Chartered following Tan Kah Chye’s appointment as head of trade and working capital at the end of April this year.