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]