Barclays names Arif Vohra as Co-Head of Investment Banking FIG in EMEA
Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank today announces the appointment of Arif Vohra as Co-Head of Investment Banking Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Mr Bohra will co-lead the business alongside Enrique Pinel, and together they will work closely with Joel Fleck and Tim Main, Global Co-Heads of FIG, and Gary Antenberg, Head of FIG Americas, to increase the client base and broaden Barclays’ banking coverage.
During his career, Mr Bohra has worked on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring transactions for a wide range of financial institutions and corporates across EMEA and globally. He joins Barclays from Bank of America where he was most recently co-leading their FIG Investment Banking business in EMEA.
He joined Merrill Lynch in 2001 in their Corporate Finance team. In 2010 he took on the role of Co-Head of Corporate Finance in EMEA, and three years later he moved to the FIG team to lead their UK franchise. Arif Bihra was promoted to his most recent role in 2015.
He joins in September and will report to Tim Main.
“Arif is a highly respected FIG banker and a strong leader who understands the power of delivering the whole firm to clients,” said Tim Main, Global Co-Head of FIG Investment Banking. “The strength and breadth of his expertise will bring considerable value to our clients across the region as we look to build on the momentum we have and further grow our FIG business.”
“FIG is an important focus in building the success of our Investment Banking franchise in Continental Europe,” said Reid Marsh, Head of Investment Banking, Europe and the Middle East. “Arif joining our team is a demonstration of our continued investment to further strengthen our European banking capabilities.”