After the success of Birmingham Business School’s Distinguished Leaders Series, we are now launching the programme at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). The first Distinguished Leader will be Stewart McLaren, Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Barclays International Business Centre, Singapore.
Speaker: Stewart McLaren
Position: Director and Chief Operating Officer
Company: Barclays International Business Centre, Singapore.
Date: Thursday 4th July 2013 (18:45 – 21.00)
Address: SIM HQ, 461 Clementi Road, Multipurpose Hall A1, Blk B, Level B2
Stewart McLaren’s career started with 14 years as an Electro-mechanical engineer before switching to the Financial Services industry 15 years ago. He completed a fulltime MBA in International Business at the University of Birmingham and then ran a management consultancy firm from 1996 before joining Credit Suisse in 2001, responsible for the implementation of Business Continuity Management (BCM) across 19 offices and 25,000 staff. Stewart moved to Japan in 2003, where amongst other achievements, he worked closely with the Bank of Japan and the JSDA to bring the industry closer to its regulators.
In 2006, Stewart moved to Barclays Capital, based in Singapore, and in 2009 took on additional responsibility as Chief Operating Officer for the Barclays International Business Centre, which has some 3,500 Singapore based global processing staff. In addition to his BCM and entity COO duties, Stewart has oversight involvement in the firm’s global location strategy and he has worked extensively on the regulatory outsourcing implications of off shoring, into both captive and third-party global strategic partners. He has been involved in due diligence and analysis of alternative sites and in depth country risk/benefit analysis. Stewart regularly and actively participates in diversity and citizenship activities and also runs the firm’s sailing club.
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