Gopalan Vedartham

Managing Director, Risk
Barclays Capital

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2009)

Risk Management


Mr Gopalan Vedartham is Managing Director and Head of Market Risk, Asia Pacific at Barclays Capital. This position covers management of market risk exposures in all asset classes in the Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and is a member of the Global Management team for Market Risks.

Mr Vedartham has more than 30 years of experience in Commercial Banking, Trading and Market Risk Management in India, Japan Amsterdam and Singapore. Immediately prior to joining Barclays in 2008, he was with ABN AMRO Bank for over 10 years where his last assignment was as the Head of Trading Risk, Asia Pacific based in Singapore and before that at the Bank's Head office in Amsterdam as Global Head of Market Risk for Emerging Markets. He was also associated with the setting up of the Risk Advisory business and has undertaken consultancy assignments for Emerging Markets Banks.

Mr Vedartham started his career with State Bank of India after completing his Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Applied Geology from University of Madras, India. He worked in many positions including as Branch Manager of a Branch focusing on Small Industrial Credit. He later moved to various roles in Trading of FX & Interest Rates including as the Chief Dealers & Head of Markets for the Bank in Tokyo.