Damian Hitchen

Chief Executive Officer, MENA

Saxo Bank


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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Saxo’s CEO for MENA Damian Hitchen on Driving Diversification alongside Quality Engagement and Seamless Execution Saxo Bank appointed Damian Hitchen as the Chief Executive Officer for the MENA region in September last year. He now leads the regional operations of the online trading and investment platform and its efforts to further accelerate growth in both new clients and assets within its core market segments....

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