Bob Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital (“Atlas”). Atlas takes a merchant-banking approach to global financial services investments with a focus on Africa and investment management. Diamond co-founded and invested in Atlas Mara, an Africa investment vehicle, in partnership with the Mara Group. Atlas Mara completed its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in December 2013. Atlas Mara's focus is on acquiring and growing an African financial services firm. Previously Diamond has served as CEO of Barclays Plc; Barclays Capital, where he built the investment bank; and Barclays Global Investors, the asset management division of Barclays Plc. He is President of the New York Chapter of Invest Africa. He is working with the Atlantic Council and the Council on Foreign Relations on instituting an annual lecture on Africa with the Diamond Family Foundation, where he is a board member. Diamond received a B.A. in economics from Colby College and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
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