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Habib Bank Zurich Names Ex-Barclays Private Banker As CEO

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor, 8 January 2021

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The bank, which is located in the Swiss city, has appointed a former regional head for global growth markets at Barclays' private banking arm.

A former senior private banking figure at Barclays, Salman Haider, has joined Habib Bank AG Zurich as its chief executive.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Haider is based in Dubai. WealthBriefing has contacted Haider to confirm and may update with more detail in due course. As of the time of going to press, it was unclear whether Haider was taking on a newly-formed role or replacing a predecessor.

Haider's previous role - from July 2019 to January 2021 - was managing director, regional head for global growth markets (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia), at the private banking arm of Barclays. Before this, he was MD, head of the UK consumer bank and international and personal banking for Europe, Middle East and Asia, at Citigroup. Prior to joining the US firm in 2015, he worked for four years as MD, head of Southeast Asia private wealth management, at JP Morgan, his profile showed.

Habib Bank was established in 1941. The lender is based in Karachi. The Zurich business was founded in 1967.

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