Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Barclays inaugurates ‘world-class’ campus in Pune

PUNE: Barclays has opened a new world-class campus in Pune, intending to bolster the company’s global network. The Pune campus is reportedly the largest single location outside Barclays’ global headquarters in London. It is expected to enhance innovation support and ensure increased integration of operations and technology services in India, thereby leading to greater value for the firm’s customers and clients through global connectivity, smarter thinking and cutting-edge technology.

Barclays’ Group Chief Operating Officer, Mark Ashton-Rigby, said, “Barclays has had significant presence in India for almost thirty years, and we are continuing to invest. Our new Pune campus will help to further unlock India’s potential, reaffirm our commitment towards the government’s Make in India initiative, and promote the UK-India economic partnership. This campus will play a pivotal role in creating a working space that truly facilitates collaboration and accelerates innovation, transforming the way we work and do business.”

“Barclays’ new campus in Pune will play a substantial role in realising our vision to accelerate the delivery of our strategic priorities and foster greater collaboration and innovation, to empower our colleagues to deliver excellent customer and client outcome.”, said Barclays’ Co-CEO for the Global Service Centre in India, Uma Ratnam Krishnan.

Barclays’ Co-CEO for the Global Service Centre in India, Praveen Kumar, said, “As a Technology hub for the Bank, co-locating our teams will help drive greater collaboration and adoption of agile ways of working for our colleagues, thus enabling us to deliver faster and more innovative solutions for the Bank, and our customers and clients. The state-of-the-art Barclays’ Pune campus will help us in attracting best-in-class engineering talent and create an exciting and dynamic work culture.”

The campus has been built to the standard of two internationally accepted benchmarks for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings: the U.S. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and WELL certifications. It is spread across approximately 1.1 million square feet of building area and will accommodate 9,000 of the Barclays’ 19,000 permanent employees based in India.

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management.


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