Damian Hitchen

Chief Executive Officer, MENA



Damian leads Saxo Bank’s expansion strategy in the MENA region via the digital delivery of global trading platforms for direct/private clients and Institutional partners. Damian has been the CEO for 2 of the leading Digital Banks in the UAE over the last 10 years, being Swissquote Bank (Swiss) and Saxo Bank (Denmark). Saxo’s mission is the delivery of timely, relevant content and access to global financial markets, with a passion of constant innovation. Whether for our direct clients, or to our Partners serving their end-clients, our Vision is to enable people to fulfil their financial aspirations and make an impact. Prior to joining Saxo Bank, Damian worked in a number of senior roles for HSBC in the Middle East region, and as an Executive Director for Falcon Private Bank, the Abu Dhabi owned Swiss Private Bank.

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Timely Gains for Whom? Clients Await Benefits as Industry Holds on to Rate Hikes In the multi-layered world of banking and investing, where limited transparency is commonplace, few are aware that a significant number of banks and brokers are choosing to retain the benefits of the recent global central bank rate hikes, rather than passing them on to their clients..

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Independent Wealth Managers in the UAE – Defining and Refining the Proposition The first panel discussion of the inaugural Hubbis Independent Wealth Management Forum in Dubai on March 15 saw a group of experts ponder the evolution of the proposition, the regulatory environment and the competition ecosystem..