Oliver Banks

IT Manager, Middle East region

I joined Clyde & Co in 2005 as I had previous law IT experience and wanted to work for a larger and growing organisation. Immediately I could see the potential to develop with the firm. Within a year I was promoted to the Applications Team Lead role and given the task of building a new engineering team – the majority of who are still there.

The firm has almost tripled in size since I started in 2005 and I feel my career has developed at the same pace.

After five years in London, the opportunity to move to the Middle East offices presented itself and I moved with my family.

After working in the Middle East as the Clyde & Co Engineering Team Lead for 18 months I was asked to head up the IT department for the Middle East offices. I manage a team of 12 IT professionals supporting 9 offices and work on a daily basis with our Partners from all round the world.

The firm has almost tripled in size since I started in 2005 and I feel my career has developed at the same pace.