Salman Haider

Chief Executive Officer - Group Wealth Management

Habib Bank


Salman Haider’s banking career spans 25 years across EMEA and Asia. He has spent most of his career in Wealth Management leadership roles in addition to Retail Banking, Corporate Banking and Global Markets experience. Salman started his banking career with Habib Bank AG Zurich in London, before moving to Citi in 2001, where he held various roles in London, Zurich and Singapore. His last role at Citi was Asia Pacific Head for Citi’s Citigold client segment and launched Citigold Private Client for HNW clients in the region. Salman then joined JPMorgan in 2010 as Head of South East Asia PWM for the Private Bank in Singapore, where he built the HNW business for the firm. Salman moved from Asia back to London in 2015 and returned to Citi to run the U.K. Consumer Bank and International Personal Banking EMEA. In 2018 Salman joined Barclays Private Bank in London as Region Head for Global Growth Markets/International Private Bank (ex-Europe), responsible for Africa, Middle East, India onshore and Asia. In his current role he is CEO for the Global Wealth Management business for Habib Bank AG Zurich since 2021, responsible for building the bank’s Private Banking business in Zurich and Dubai, serving UHNW clients across nine markets the bank operates in. Salman is considered an established business leader in the global wealth management industry, who possesses experience across the wealth spectrum—Affluent, HNW and UHNW clients—with proven results with global banks. He currently lives in Dubai with his wife and three children, and holds an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School in London.

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Habib Bank’s CEO for Wealth Management on the Need for a Business Model Paradigm Shift When Hubbis held its first live event since early 2020, we were pleased to welcome Salman Haider, Chief Executive Officer for Group Wealth Management of Habib Bank AG Zurich as an expert speaker on the first panel discussion of the day, which focused on the development of the wealth management marke....

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