NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barclays announces the appointment of Akhil Ahuja as Head of Enterprise
and Communications Technology Banking. Mr. Ahuja will be based in Menlo
Park, California, and will report to Laurence Braham and Greg Dalvito,
Co-Heads of Technology Banking at Barclays.
Mr. Ahuja joins Barclays with over fifteen years of experience in
Banking, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Systems and
Infrastructure Software Banking at Wells Fargo Securities. In this role
his coverage included enterprise infrastructure and infrastructure
software, cloud computing and related architectures, unified
communications, and consumer electronics. Prior to joining Wells Fargo
in 2011, Mr. Ahuja worked at JPMorgan covering enterprise and
communications companies in the Technology Investment Banking division.
Notable transactions that Mr. Ahuja has been involved in include the
$13.9 billion acquisition of EDS by HP, and the $2 billion acquisition
of Polycom by Plantronics.
“Akhil has extensive transaction experience in the Enterprise and
Communications Technology sector, and a deep roster of strategic
relationships,” said Laurence Braham, Co-Head of Technology Banking.
“His abilities and experience will deliver great value and benefits for
“Further strengthening our Technology coverage capabilities is a primary
area of focus for us at Barclays,” added John Miller, Global Head of
Banking Coverage. “Akhil’s addition to the team will help us to build on
our existing, and establish new, critical relationships in the sector,
and will accelerate the already strong momentum in our Technology
Mr. Ahuja’s hire follows Barclays’ recent appointments of Robert Peck as
Chairman of Global Internet Banking, Kristin DeClark as Co-Head of US
ECM and Global Head of Technology ECM, and Riaz Ladhabhoy as Head of
Internet Banking. Barclays appointed Mark Zanoli as Vice Chairman of
Technology Banking and Ed Wehle as Head of Global Technology Services
Banking during 2018, and Ben Freeland as Co-Head of Software Banking in
the fall of 2017.
Barclays has been a bookrunner on the five largest ever US Technology
IPOs (Facebook, Uber, Snap, Worldpay, and First Data), and has played
key roles in two of the three largest US Technology IPOs year to date
(Uber and Pinterest). Also year to date, Barclays is ranked number 3
globally and number 2 in the Americas in Technology Investment Grade
bond and loan issuance.
Mr. Ahuja will start at Barclays in August 2019.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering
products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking,
credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two
home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and
expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs
approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects
money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about
Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com
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