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Our Leadership

Uma Ratnam Krishnan, Co-CEO, BGSC India

Uma joined Barclays in June 2015 as the Head of Finance, India and took on the role of CEO for Barclays Shared Services in 2016, before becoming the Co-CEO, BGSC India.

Uma started her professional life as an Indian diplomat. A degree in Business Management in Finance and Marketing from IIM Bangalore followed which paved her way in the financial sector. Having spent most of her time in commercial roles for ANZ Grindlays Bank, HDFC Bank, RBS in India and the UK, she also had a brief entrepreneurial stint as CEO of a Business Services start-up for a financial services technology company. 

Uma combines strong customer and commercial skills with Process, Lean and Operational Management. She has been a part of senior leadership teams over many years in India and the UK and has worked across functions and geographies. 

Uma is a strong champion of diversity and mentors young adults in her free time. She is also an avid fitness and outdoor enthusiast with a love for the mountains.

Uma Ratnam Krishnan, Co-CEO, BGSC India

Praveen Kumar, Co-CEO, BGSC India

Praveen joined Barclays as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Global Service Centre in November 2018, and heads the Operations and Technology functions.

Praveen has over 20 years’ experience in technology and has led technology organisations at several large financial services groups, including JP Morgan Chase, ANZ and RBS. Prior to joining Barclays, he was Chief Information Officer at JP Morgan Chase in India, where he was responsible for transforming technology delivery through automation and establishing deep capabilities in specific business domains.

Praveen has a Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Cambridge.

Praveen is an active participant in industry forums, and often speaks on topics such as Tech transformation, automation and engineering excellence. He is a sponsor of women in technology and actively mentors aspiring talent. Praveen is a technology enthusiast and has a keen interest in wildlife photography.

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