Roger Jenkins

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Roger Jenkins

Roger Jenkins is the former head of Barclays Capital's Middle East business. He announced his resignation from Barclays Capital in August of 2009. He played a significant role in the bank's decision to raise funds from investors in the Middle East instead of accepting government bailout money. He was also a key player in the bank's $13.5 billion sale of it's asset management arm to BlackRock. [1]

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has accused Jenkins and two former Barclays executives of drafting fraudulent advisory services agreements in order to disguise payments worth £322 million to Qatar. The SFO has alleged that the money was in reality a fee demanded by Qatar in exchange for investing £4 billion in the bank as part of an £11 billion emergency fundraising drive at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.[2]


Jenkins worked for Barclays from 1994 to 2009 in a number of roles.

He was once known as the “gatekeeper to Qatar” because of his close personal relationship with Qatar’s former prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani.[3]


Jenkins grew up in Scotland and attended Edinburgh Academy. He received his undergraduate degree from Heriot Watt University. [4]


  1. Top Barclays dealmaker quits. Yahoo.
  2. Barclays £322m Qatar deal 'could be seen as way to hide payments'. The Guardian.
  3. Former Barclays banker ordered out of bed after 2008 heart attack to help save bank. Reuters.
  4. Roger Jenkins Profile. Barclays Capital.
Last modified on 10 January 2020, at 22:17