Kelechi Onukogu

Director & Head of the Global Race At Work


Kelechi Onukogu is a Director and Head of the Global Race At Work agenda, in HR Talent Development and Inclusion. He joined Barclays 5 years ago and spent most of his time across the Investment Bank and Group Group Chief Controls Office, where he led multiple group wide initatives in the ‘Control Design and Execution Framework’ team. Prior to Barclays, he spent nearly 4 years at JP Morgan in the Treasury business, leading the Liquidity Product Risk and Control team across EMEA and prior to that, he spent 10 years at Deutsche Bank, where he kicked off his career in Banking working across the Finance, Global Markets and Corporate Finance businesses. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a member of Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and a senior risk and control expert with a career that spans over 18 years.

Kelechi played a pivotal role in creating, and until this year, co-chairing, the UK Barclays Black Professional Forum (BPF), which is part of the Embrace multicultural employee network and won the ‘Inclusion Champion’ category in our 2019 Citizenship and Diversity Awards. He is very active in driving and delivering initiatives to attract, develop, retain and enable the promotion of talented people, especially of black origin.