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Who's who in Finance: Brian D Cooper, Inward Investment Director, Barclays Bank PLC Back  
Brian D Cooper
Former Inward Investment Director, Barclays Bank PLC
Responsibilities: Cooper is responsible for the on-going development and marketing of the bank's inward investment corporate business. This involves liaison with Barclays Capital and Barclays Global Investors and with a particular focus on the American market.
Education: Second level: CBS, The Green, Tralee.
Professional Involvement: Actively involved with the Dublin and American Chambers of Commerce, The Ireland South Africa Business Association and The Ireland Spain Business Association.
Career progress: Cooper is a career banker. He joined Barclays in 1974 and spent his early career working in a number of London retail branches. In November 1981 he returned to Ireland to join Barclays Ireland where he has served almost 20 years.
Brian has considerable international banking experience, covering a cross section of the businesses, including operational banking, international payments electronic banking and cash management, credit assessment, trade finance and corporate banking. He served three years in the banks Treasury operation, developing the corporate treasury customer base and advising companies on their FX and interest rate risk management.
During the past five in his role as Corporate Manager, he developed a significant large corporate customer base with companies from across the UK and Europe, until his recent appointment as Inward Investment Director.
Personal: Place of birth: Tralee, Co Kerry. Family: Married to Margaret Colleran from Sligo. Three boys - Desmond, Ronan and Peter.
Interests: Occasional golf - Pavilion member Grange Golf Club. Walking and general sports with a particular interest in all matters involving the Bloodstock Industry,
Recommended books: Business: Barbarians at the Gate; Non-business: The Master of Ballydoyle.

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