Shona is Head of Innovation for Trade & Working Capital in Barclays working in partnership with Fintech companies which the Bank believes will shape the future of the global Trade business.
Shona has been a Director with Barclays for 5 years, and was previously Global Head of FIG Trade, delivering trade finance, trade services and risk mitigation solutions to bank and non-bank clients globally. She joined from HSBC where she was a senior manager in the European Structured Trade and Advisory team within Global Trade and Supply Chain.
She began her career with The Chase Manhattan Bank graduating from the European Credit Training Programme and joined Chase’s Trade Finance team, where she spent 13 years working in London, the Middle East and Singapore.
Shona owned her own successful hotel business in Scotland for a number of years after leaving Asia, before returning to banking in 2008.
Shona holds a Master of Arts in Modern Languages (French and German) from Oxford University.