Changes for Barclays Wealth in ME operations

Published: September 1, 2009

Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth management institution, has appointed Fawaz Baba as managing director to its Middle East operations. He will report to Soha Nashaat, CEO of Barclays Wealth, Middle East and North Africa.

In his role as general manager for the Dubai office, Baba will be responsible for running the day-to-day business and further ensuring a high standard of performance, client interaction and achievement.

He brings with him a full array of expertise in fund development and client servicing which is complimented by several leadership positions held in various industry bodies.

Baba has over 20 years of international banking experience. Before joining Barclays Wealth, he was a principal at Investcorp Bank where he focused on exploring strategic relationships for co-investments in the firm’s platform.

Before his time at Investcorp, Baba held other high level executive positions including senior vice-president at HSBC New York and group deputy CEO at Ahli United Bank Bahrain where he specialised in the MENA region, addressing the regional business environment and local clients’ needs.