Johan Leven, former head of Asian mergers and acquisition at the investment bankâs rival, will be employed as managing director and co-head of corporate finance at Barclays Capital, Asia-Pacific.
He will work with Richard Gallivan on leading the unit.
Matthew Ginsburg, head of Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific, said: âI am delighted to welcome Johan to the team. He brings with him more than a decade of valuable experience in Asia-Pacific, and an excellent track record of building businesses.
âHe will significantly enhance the firmâs strong investment banking platform and our ability to serve our clients in the region.â
Mr Leven began his career with Goldman Sachs in 1990 where he worked in a number of management roles.
His positions with the firm included co-head of mergers & acquisitions, Asia Ex-Japan and co-head of the Financial Sponsors group.
Barclays Capital recently launched nine new iPathÂ® Exchange Traded Notes on electronic trading platform Deutsche Boerse.
By Jim Ottewill