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Amer Sajed

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Amer Sajed
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CEO, Barclaycard International

Amer Sajed was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Barclaycard International, the global consumer payments business of the Barclays Banking Group, in May 2015.

Barclaycard is a leading payments company with more than 15,000 employees, £40bn in net loans and advances and 28m customers and clients. In 2015, Barclaycard enabled payments globally with a value of more than £293bn and contributed 30% of Barclays’ PBT.

Prior to his appointment as CEO for Barclaycard Amer served as Chief Executive Officer for Barclaycard US, the payments arm of Barclays in the United States. During his five years leading the US business it doubled in size to rank as one of the top ten credit card companies locally.

Amer joined Barclaycard in August of 2006. Before assuming the US post, he was Chief Executive Officer for UK Cards. From 2010 to 2012, Amer also oversaw Barclays' South African cards issuing and acquiring businesses.

Before coming to Barclaycard, Amer worked at Citigroup for 20 years in various roles – most recently overseeing the travel and affluent segment. Previously, he served in senior finance roles.

Amer holds a master’s degree in business from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Amer served on the Board of Visa Europe from July 2015 to June 2016.

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