Kennedy Shimekha has been appointed as head of trade for Barclays Africa.

Based in Johannesburg, he will be responsible for the bank’s trade sales business in the continent (excluding South Africa).

He moves from Nairobi where he was head of Barclays’ Kenyan trade finance operations.

Shimekha will report to newly-hired Jason Barrass, head of Africa trade for the Barclays Group.