Devon Resident, Barclays Exec Quits CEO Job to Join ACLU, Fight for Civil Liberties


Image of Amer Sajed via Barclays.

In the uproar surrounding President Donald Trump’s bold reversal of Obama Administration reforms, the American Civil Liberties Union and other activist organizations have swiped an international credit-card leader from Barclays to join the front lines of future civil-rights battles.

Devon resident and Barclaycard CEO Amer Sajed announced his retirement this week, according to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald by Stephen Morris.

“We wish Amer and his family every happiness, and especially in pursuing his passion for the promotion of civil liberties and contributing to the community where he lives,” said Barclays CEO James “Jes” Staley.

Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from terrorist-harboring nations was among the prime contributors for Sajed, an immigrant from Pakistan who worked his way from cleaning toilets at McDonald’s during college to doubling the volume of business for his Barclaycard division in five years. He even helped the bank achieve its highest profitability in 2015.

Read more about Sajed’s move in The Sydney Morning Herald here.

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