Helping Asian Wealth Management Communities interact

Malik S. Sarwar


K2 Leaders

Malik has a great breadth and depth of expertise in Wealth Management and Strategic Leadership, guiding organisations toward leadership positions that help their clients achieve their life goals and dreams. He deploys a genuinely passionate style in motivating leaders and frontline staff to become exceptional professionals, deliver an engaging client experience, and achieve outstanding financial results. Rooted in his extensive global experience, Malik’s ‘war stories’ enable his audience to apply practical skills for enhancing overall business quality and productivity. As a Wealth Management executive, Malik has operated at the leading edge of the Global Wealth Management industry with 30+ years of experience as a senior executive across the US, Asia, and MENA. He consistently communicates a strong strategic vision backed by excellent education, all adapted to cross-cultural business settings. His career successes include Global Head of Sales Management/Wealth Development at HSBC, as well as business leadership at ADIB (Global Head of WM) Permal Group (US Head of UHNW), Citigroup (WM Head, Asia/ President CIS, US), Merrill Lynch (Director/Country Head) and Bain & Company (Senior Advisor). He has also been on the board and management committees of investment subsidiaries and businesses. Currently, Malik is CEO of K2 Leaders Inc, a New York based Wealth Management advisory firm which provides teaching, coaching, and consulting for Wealth Management institutes, business schools, and financial industry clients. He is a noted speaker and moderator at industry conferences. Malik is a Council Member of GLG as well as a Development Partner/Advisor of Acumen, an impact investing firm in NY. Malik, Najmi, their two daughters and two sons are avid scuba divers and hikers.