Rahim Daya is Head of Barclays Private Bank, Middle East. Based in Dubai, Rahim is responsible for the management and development of the Private Bank’s Middle East strategy in order to deliver growth across the region.

Prior to moving to the Middle East, Rahim had performed a number of transformation, strategy, proposition & Chief of Staff roles within our Private Banking business across the UK & Europe. Most recently, he was Head of Business Transformation for Private Bank & Overseas Services, responsible for a range of core activities across Business Development, Market Management, Marketing and Brand, Philanthropy and the CEO Office.

Rahim started his career at RBS and ran various integration and cost initiatives globally. During the ABN Amro acquisition, he spent much of his time in Asia, where he was tasked to develop the strategic growth agenda as well as identifying cost opportunities for the Retail & Wealth businesses. Prior to this, he supported the growth of the Consumer Finance business in Europe – across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Rahim holds a BSc from City University and Cass Business School and is an alumni of London Business School’s executive education programme.

Rahim is an active supporter of various charities that focus on improving the quality of life for those around us. A keen racegoer, he spends a lot of his leisure time at the race track, following top tier racing with a deep interest in bloodstock.