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Barclaycard appoints Curt Hess as CEO

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WILMINGTON– Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, has appointed Curt Hess as CEO.  Hess, who has been covering the role on an interim basis since May of last year, will report to Barclaycard Interim CEO Amer Sajed.

Hess has more than 25 years of experience in credit cards, finance, treasury, retail banking, consumer lending, risk and control.

“I have been hugely impressed with Curt’s quick integration and rapid assimilation of the opportunities we have in the US,” said Amer Sajed.  “With a vision and strategy in place that aligns very clearly to Barclaycard’s wider global mission, the business is well placed to press on with the execution of its ambitious growth plans.”

Hess has been with Barclays for eight years, most recently holding the position of chief financial officer for personal and corporate banking in London. He has also served as CEO and CFO for Barclays Europe Rretail and business banking, CFO for Barclays Africa retail and business banking and CFO for Barclaycard. Prior to joining Barclays, Hess held executive positions at Citi and Bank of America.

“I’m excited to be leading Barclaycard US at a time when we are looking to take the business to another level of growth,” said Hess.  “We have a great team delivering a wide range of products and services both through high profile partners and direct to consumers.  I look forward to continuing the strong momentum of the business.”

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