Mike Harvey

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group


Mike Harvey is the Co-Chief Executive of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), for the Barclays Africa Group. Barclays Africa Group Limited (“Barclays Africa” or “the Group”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups.

The Group’s registered Head Office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria.

Mike has held a number of senior positions across the Group, including heading up the Markets business and as the Barclays Africa Group Treasurer. In 2016, Mike returned to the Corporate and Investment Bank as Head of Investment Bank and subsequently in 2017 he was appointed Co-Chief Executive of the Corporate and Investment Bank.

Before joining Barclays Mike was the Head of Emerging Markets Sales and Trading at JP Morgan in Johannesburg, serving on the country management committee. Prior to that, Mike spent several years at UAL Merchant Bank also in Johannesburg.

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