Managing Director, Barclays
Nyagaka Ongeri is a Managing Director responsible for Global Corporates coverage as well as Head of the Global Development Organizations (GDO) Group based in New York. In this role, Nyagaka has responsibility for building dialogue and Corporate Banking business with these clients operating globally.
Before joining the team, Nyagaka was Head of Global Finance and Risk Solutions (GFRS) for Absa Capital in South Africa, which encompassed managing all of the bank’s financing products. Nyagaka joined Absa Capital in August 2009 from Barclays Capital in New York; where he was Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets Group for several years. He joined Barclays Capital in 2001, focused on growing the firm’s US presence in the financial institutions arena.
Prior to joining Barclays, Nyagaka was a Vice President in JP Morgan’s South African branch where for several years he focused on growing its institutional South African presence.
It was during his time in South Africa that Nyagaka Ongeri co-founded the Student Sponsorship Program of South Africa (SSP), a non-profit leadership organization that provides scholarships and mentors to over 650 high school students in South Africa and has made grants valued at over $10mm since inception in 2000.
Nyagaka is a graduate of Howard University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors). Nyagaka is also a graduate of Harvard Business School and has successfully completed the CFA examinations.
Nyagaka is an avid mountain climber and marathon runner, having scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro and Elbrus and completed seven marathons.