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Antony Peter Jenkins

(1961-07-11) July 11, 1961 (age 57)
Manchester, England
EducationBA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
Alma mater University College, Oxford
Cranfield School of Management
Years active1982 – present
SalaryGBP £5,467,000 (total compensation, 2014) [1]
TitleCEO, 10x Future Technologies
Spouse(s)Amanda A Benson

Antony Peter Jenkins (born 11 July 1961) is a British business executive. Since 2016 he has been the chief executive officer of 10x Future Technologies, which he founded. He was the group chief executive of Barclays from 30 August 2012 until his dismissal on 8 July 2015.

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Barclays British multinational banking and financial services company

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Early life and education

Jenkins grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, [1] and was educated at Oxford University, [2] where he received a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University. [3]

Stoke-on-Trent City and unitary authority in England

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Bachelors degree Undergraduate academic degree

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Banking career

Jenkins began his career in finance at Barclays as a graduate in 1983, but subsequently moved to Citigroup where he was promoted to lead the company's branded credit card business. In 2006, he returned to Barclays to take over the company's Barclaycard division. In 2009, Jenkins was promoted to chief executive of the retail and business banking group and asked to join the executive committee. [1] [4]

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Jenkins was appointed as Barclays' group chief executive on 30 August 2012. [5] In February 2014, he announced he would be declining his bonus for 2013 following a series of scandals. [6] On 8 July 2015 it was announced that he had been sacked by Barclays after a dispute with the board over the size of the investment bank and the pace of cost cutting. Barclays' deputy chairman Sir Michael Rake said a "new set of skills" was required at the head of the group. [7]

In 2016, Jenkins launched 10x Future Technologies, a Fintech company based in London. [8] [9]


Jenkins served on the board of Visa Europe Ltd from 2008 until 2011. He is a member of the steering group for the Big Innovation Centre – an initiative of the Work Foundation and Lancaster University. He is also closely involved with a number of charitable institutions as well and is a Patron for Government Employee Engagement. [10]

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Lancaster University research university in Lancaster, England

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Jenkins is a One Young World Counsellor, speaking to One Young World delegates about responsible capitalism at Summits in Zurich, Switzerland in 2011, [11] Pittsburgh, United States in 2012, [12] Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013 [13] and Dublin, Ireland in 2014. [14]

In June 2016 he was appointed shadow chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, prior to its formal operational start in 2017. [15]

Personal life

Jenkins met his wife, Amanda Benson, during his student days [16] and they married in 1984. The couple have two children. He is an ardent music lover who says he listens to rock, jazz, or classical music. [3]

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  16. "Financial Times – Music lover faces tough task at Barclays".

Business positions
Preceded by
Bob Diamond
Group Chief Executive of Barclays plc
30 August 2012 – 8 July 2015
Succeeded by
Jes Staley