Steve Klemme appointed as head of Middle East in Barclays private bank and overseas services

Steve Klemme
Updated 10 November 2017
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Steve Klemme appointed as head of Middle East in Barclays private bank and overseas services

Barclays has announced that Steve Klemme will be joining as the head of Middle East in private bank and overseas services.
With over 30-year experience in leading Middle East regional teams for global financial institutions, Klemme brings a unique depth and range of specialist expertise that will support the delivery of a high-growth strategy for private bank and overseas services across the region.
He and his teams, based in Dubai, Switzerland and London, will develop and strengthen relationships with Middle Eastern high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients through the delivery of bespoke advice and solutions and access to corporate and investment banking products and services.
Karen Frank, CEO, private bank and overseas services, Barclays, said: “This year we have completed a series of strategic appointments to deliver increased growth and returns. I’m excited to see our all new colleagues take up their seats because it shows the ambition of what we want to achieve for our clients. Klemme’s appointment significantly advances our plans to strengthen our capabilities in the Middle East.”
Francesco Grosoli, head of private bank for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “Klemme’s track record in the Middle East, together with his technical expertise, will enable Barclays to originate and deliver a full range of banking, investment and credit capabilities tailored to the specific needs of our clients in the region. Klemme will focus on growing our Middle East market, by expanding and deepening our client relationships and delivering solutions from across Barclays International.”


Riyadh to host Italian beauty trade show

Updated 11 December 2018
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Riyadh to host Italian beauty trade show

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) — Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy in Riyadh, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, is inviting local companies to the Riyadh presentation of “Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna,” an international trade show for the beauty industry.

For over 50 years, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has been the leading worldwide event for the professional beauty sector and a reference event for the international beauty community, with more than 250,000 professionals, opinion leaders and experts from all over the world at the 2018 edition. The next edition of Cosmoprof will be held from March 14-18, 2019, at the BolognaFiere Exhibition Center in Italy. The event will be dedicated to the various sectors of the beauty industry, including perfumery, cosmetics, natural products, packaging, machinery, contract manufacturing, raw materials, beauty spa, hair and nails.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna comes within the “extraordinary plan to promote the ‘Made in Italy,’” financed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and implemented by the ITA. Every year Cosmoprof organizes with ITA a series of roadshows in different countries, attended by buyers, journalists, influencers and key players of the international beauty industry. The events are organized in partnership with Cosmetica Italia — The Personal Care Association.

Following a series of stops in Japan, South Korea, Kenya, Russia and India, “Cosmoprof on the Road” will land in Saudi Arabia this month. ITA Riyadh is organizing the event on Dec. 17 at Novotel Riyadh Al-Anoud Hotel (Latifa Hall). 

Interested businesses who want to attend the event can confirm their participation via email ([email protected]) or WhatsApp (0545419025) before Dec. 13.

The registration time on the day of the event starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by a conference led by the Cosmoprof Bologna Italian delegates in the presence of representatives from the Italian Embassy. After a coffee break, a B2B and Q&A session will be held, which will be followed by lunch. Participation in the event is free of charge.

“Cosmoprof Riyadh presentation represents a unique opportunity to learn about Cosmoprof trade shows, explore the new trends in the beauty industry and be part of the large buyers’ community of Cosmoprof worldwide,” a press release said.