Barclays today announces the appointment of Owais Mohammad as a new Relationship Director covering North and West Yorkshire.

Based in Leeds, Owais will specialise in serving the diverse and specialised banking needs of Professional and Financial Services businesses across North and West Yorkshire.

Owais brings with him over ten years banking experience with exposure spanning across Pakistan, Dubai, London, Leeds and Manchester, which will benefit both the firms he deals with and his team alike. Owais also has a strong academic background with a BSc Hons in Accounting and Finance.

Commenting on his appointment, Owais said: “Outside of London, Leeds has one of the highest concentration of firms within the professional and financial services sector which is crucial to the region’s economy. Leeds has a long culture of innovation as seen with the rise of Health Tech and I hope to contribute by leveraging our ability to focus on a niche sector alongside our LawTech and Eagle Lab partnership to contribute positively to the thriving ecosystem.”

John Laud, Head of Corporate Banking for West and North Yorkshire said: “It’s great to welcome Owais to the team. Our investment in a Professional and Financial Services Banker demonstrates our belief in the robustness of the firms in the area and supports our strategy of offering customers a Relationship Director that has a better understanding of the nuanced banking requirements of their industry. Our aim is still to be the first choice banking provider to corporates across Yorkshire and we will be progressing this goal with vigour throughout 2021 and beyond.”