Matt Hammerstein is the CEO for Barclays Bank UK, covering Retail Banking, Business Banking, Barclaycard, Savings, Investments and Wealth Management.

Prior to becoming CEO, Matt was Head of Retail Lending covering both the secured and unsecured lending businesses. Matt joined Barclays in 2004 as Director of Group Strategy, later progressing to become the Group Chief of Staff; a key strategic role in which he provided vital support to the Group CEO during the financial crisis. Matt went on to manage Barclays Group Corporate Strategy and Corporate Relations, Barclays Customer and Client Experience in Retail and Business Banking and Barclays UK Retail Products and Segments.

Before joining Barclays, Matt was a Senior Management Consultant at Marakon Associates where he worked for 12 years in the financial services, consumer products, and energy sectors within the Americas and Europe.

Matt graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Matt was born in Ohio, USA and has now settled on a farm in the Cotswolds with his wife, 3 children, and several animals.

Matt is a Trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation and an active ambassador in Barclays for inclusion, wellbeing, and anything that makes the workplace more fun.

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