Barclays has announced the appointment of Gautam Chawla as Vice Chairman, Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Banking.
He joins Barclays with more than 28 years of experience in banking, most recently as Co-Head of Global Insurance & Co-Head of North American FIG at Citigroup, where he started his career.
Chawla has led the origination and execution of a number of high-profile transactions, including Voya Financial’s IPO and related financings, SOMPO’s acquisition of Endurance, Athene’s IPO and follow-on financings, and AXA Equitable’s IPO and related financings.
In his new role, he will be based in New York, and will report to Tim Main, Global Head of FIG Banking at Barclays.
“Gautam has exceptional knowledge of the insurance sector, and his long-established industry relationships and extensive transactional experience will generate tremendous value for our clients,” said Gary Antenberg, Head of Insurance Investment Banking at Barclays.
“Gautam is an outstanding addition to our team, and his partnership will ensure that we continue to build on our established strengths and business momentum in FIG Banking.”
“Gautam’s appointment is further evidence of Barclays’ strong commitment to operating a top tier FIG franchise,” added Tim Main, Global Head of FIG Banking at Barclays. “His superb track record of performance and his proven leadership qualities will further augment our ability to provide best in class strategic advice and execution.”