Hong Kong, China, 21 November 2023 – Barclays today announced the appointment of Jean-Baptiste (JB) Patois as Head of Equity Derivatives ex-Strategic Derivatives, Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Patois will be responsible for leading Exotics and Flow Derivatives. He will report regionally to Hossein Zaimi, Head of Markets, APAC, and functionally to Ashish Prabhudesai, Global Head of Structured Derivatives and non-US Flow.
JB joins Barclays with a dynamic career in equity derivatives, having accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise over the years across several markets. He was most recently at Nomura in Hong Kong and led their Asia equity derivatives trading team. Prior to this, he was at Credit Suisse where he held a number of senior roles running their equity derivatives business across the region. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2008, JB was with Société Générale in New York, Paris and Tokyo.
“We are delighted to welcome JB to Barclays which underscores our strong dedication to the growth and success of our Equity Derivatives business in the APAC Markets franchise,” said Hossein Zaimi. “His appointment is also testament to our focused efforts in consistently delivering outstanding results for our clients and driving accretive returns in APAC.”
“JB’s track record and expertise are exceptional and we are thrilled to have him with us,” said Ashish Prabhudesai. “His valuable industry experience will be a key driver as we continue to expand our global derivatives business in the region.”
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About Barclays in Asia Pacific
Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years and primarily supports corporations and financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region, catering to their cross-border Corporate and Investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of UK, Europe, and the Americas. Barclays in Asia Pacific is headed by Jaideep Khanna, its regional Investment Banking and Global Markets business is respectively led by Vanessa Koo and Hossein Zaimi. Pushkaraj Gumaste heads its regional Corporate Banking business.
Recent key hires and development at Barclays in Asia Pacific
October 2023: Barclays appoints Denise Wong as Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking, Asia Pacific
July 2023: Barclays appoints Akihiko Yamada as Head of TMT, Investment Banking for Japan
July 2022: Barclays establishes subsidiary in Taiwan
May 2022: Barclays strengthens strategic partnership with Barrenjoey Capital Partners
Jun 2022: Dave Dai, Head of ESG Research, APAC
May 2022: Barclays appoints Hossein Zaimi as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific
Mar 2022: Carrie Chen and Raymond Yu: Co-Head of Investment Banking, Greater China
Feb 2022: Pushkaraj Gumaste, Head of Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific and Middle East
Jan 2022: Duncan Beattie, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Australia
Jan 2022: Duncan Connellan, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Australia