As the only female member of the Global Retail and Commercial Banking business leadership team at London-based Barclays Bank, Deanna Oppenheimer knows a little something about facing challenges on two continents.

In her three years at Barclays UK Retail Banking and Financial Services, she has transformed that division from an underperforming business to one of the top assets under the Barclays umbrella. After her appointment as COO of UK banking in 2005, she was quickly named CEO of UK Retail Banking. Her success with the Brits comes after spending 20 years in senior management positions at Washington Mutual.

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