Barclays PLC - London-based bank - Omar Faruqui, "one of Barclays' most experienced advisory practitioners," is named as next director general of the UK's Takeover Panel, effective from May 1. Faruqui is Barclays' co-head of Europe, Middle East & Africa Mergers & Acquisitions; co-head of UK Advisory; and on the management team of EMEA Investment Banking. After taking up the director general post, he will be on a two-year secondment from Barclays.

He joined Barclays in 2018, having previously worked in advisory roles at HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Rothschild. Takeover Panel says he "has acted for clients across a wide range of sectors, advising on hostile and recommended takeovers, bid defences, mergers and private company transactions".

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