Bob Diamond hires Barclays chief to head up Atlas Mara

 
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Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond has pilfered one of its senior bankers to run his new African banking venture, Atlas Mara, reports the FT.

John Vitalo has been appointed chief executive of Atlas Mara. The ex-US marine has been chief executive of Barclays’ Middle East and North African operations for five years.

Diamond has expressed how pleased he is to be working with a former colleague, saying he can’t imagine a better leader for the group.

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