Rahim Daya has been appointed CEO of Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA and will relocate to the Barclays’ Geneva office, where he will be responsible for positioning the business for growth in the region.
Daya will also retain his position as Head of the Middle East Market for Barclays Private Bank and will report into Gérald Mathieu, who recently became Head of Barclays Private Bank, Europe, & Middle East and CEO for Barclays Monaco.
Daya has spent the past two years based in Dubai as Head of Barclays Private Bank, UAE & Middle East. Prior to moving to the Middle East, Daya was Head of Business Transformation for Barclays Private Bank. He started his career at RBS, where he ran various strategic projects globally for the Retail and Wealth businesses.
Mathieu commented: “Daya’s experience across Barclays Private Bank makes him well placed to lead Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA as we continue to invest in Switzerland.
“I congratulate Daya on his new appointment and look forward to working with him in growing the business in such an important market for the Private Bank. Daya’s background, technical expertise and strong network of relationships will be of great benefit in Switzerland, where Barclays has been present for over 30 years.”
Daya commented: “Switzerland is the home of international private banking, where we see many opportunities to further strengthen and develop relationships with Family Offices and Ultra High Net Worth Clients.
I’m excited to become CEO, Barclays Bank Suisse SA. As a leading investment house providing banking and investments solutions and through our strong synergies with Barclays leading Corporate and Investment Bank, we are ideally placed to meet the sophisticated needs of our domestic and international clients in Switzerland.”
Barclays Private Bank is a world-leading private bank covering clients in major countries. Partners to Global Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) and Family Offices, Barclays Private Bank delivers bespoke banking, credit and investment solutions across international booking platforms. -- Tradearabia News Service