Prior to joining Barclays, Ms. Uma Krishnan worked in commercial roles for ANZ Grindlays Bank, HDFC Bank and more recently RBS in India and the UK. She also had a brief entrepreneurial stint as CEO of a Business Services start up for a financial services technology company. Ms. Krishnan started her professional life as a diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service. Ms. Krishnan combines strong customer and commercial skills with Operations & Technology Management. She has been a part of senior leadership teams over many years in India and the UK and has worked across functions and geographies. She holds a degree in Business Management in Finance and Marketing from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. Ms. Krishnan is engaged with and contributes to industry forums like Nasscom, Diversity & Inclusion forums. In addition to being a full time Director on the board of Barclays Shared Services India, she is an independent Director of Take Solutions Limited and Chennai Metro Rail. Ms. Uma Krishnan is a strong champion of diversity and supports initiatives to develop women in leadership.