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BACB appoints Jane Perkin as Chief People Officer

Posted on 18/04/2023

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British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB), the UK-regulated, specialist trade finance bank has announced that Jane Perkin will become its new Chief People Officer.

In this key leadership role at BACB, Jane will oversee and implement the Bank's comprehensive strategy for supporting its employees, which has particular emphasis on cultivating, acquiring, and retaining the most talented professionals in the industry. This work will be critical for driving the Bank's continued expansion and success. Jane will be part of the Bank’s Executive Committee, reporting directly to CEO Paul Jennings.

As a seasoned HR professional with more than a decade of experience, Jane has a proven track record of effectively leading human resource functions across a range of sectors – including banking and finance. Jane was previously Chief People Officer at Cabot Credit Management and prior to this held roles at Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland. Her diverse background includes leading both domestic and international teams, including as HR Director, Europe for Western Union.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO Paul Jennings said: “Here at BACB, our people are our greatest asset. With her extensive experience, Jane is perfectly placed to lead our people strategy for the benefit of all our employees and ultimately our clients. She will support the delivery of a comprehensive programme to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organisation, while helping to cultivate and retain the best talent the industry has to offer.”

Upon her appointment, Jane said: “I am thrilled to work alongside Paul and the leadership team in this dynamic role at the heart of BACB. I look forward to further developing the existing culture and building an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and empowered, in line with the bank’s corporate values.”

Based in London and regulated in the UK, BACB is a specialist bank with a strong track record of excellence. Building on longstanding relationships, on-the-ground expertise and a robust risk management program, the bank is the partner of choice for facilitating safe and sustainable trade flows in emerging markets.

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