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Meet our Executive Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Soranno Keating

Chief Executive Officer, Barclaycard

 

 

 

 


Why did you choose to work for Barclaycard?

There are several reasons, starting with the fact that I have enormous respect for the Barclays brand and the decisions taken by senior executives during extremely tough economic conditions. The primary driver, however, was Barclaycard's strong commitment to growth, customers and innovation.


If you could change one thing about financial services, what would it be?

To make products far less complicated.


Where do you get your inspiration?

I'm inspired by everyday acts by everyday people - a mom at my kids' school who always knows the perfect way to deal with a tantrum or upset child; a musician on the street corner who's amazingly talented and enjoying life; a colleague who knows what customers need and how to deliver it.


What gets you up in the morning?

Usually my young and energetic twins!


What was your first ever job, and what did you learn from it?

As a counsellor at a summer camp, I learned that I do not enjoy the great outdoors.


Previous Roles

Chief Executive Officer - Barclaycard Business & International
President, Global Travellers Cheque & Prepaid Services - American Express
Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Services - American Express
Executive Vice President - Global Business & Network Expansion
Management Consultant - A.T. Kearney Inc and The Amherst Ltd