Didier von Daeniken heads up the Private Banking and Wealth Management business globally at Standard Chartered. He sits on the bank’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, and is passionate about furthering inclusion and delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of a diverse client base across emerging markets. This includes building the ecosystem for sustainable and impact investing, and enabling clients to harness the financial system to catalyse the global economy's transition towards sustainable development.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2016, he was Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Barclays, where he was responsible for the development of the private bank’s growth strategy. During his time at Barclays, he led the bank’s highly successful joint venture (JV) with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) in Japan.
Didier started his career in commercial and correspondent banking with Credit Suisse, and held senior positions within the company in Zurich, Geneva, Dubai, Istanbul and Singapore. His most recent role there was Co-Head of Credit Suisse Private Banking in Asia Pacific.
Before joining Credit Suisse, Didier worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Middle East, as part of the team initially overseeing the exchange of Prisoners of War after the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.
A Swiss citizen, Didier holds a Masters of Arts in International Relations from the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva. He is a member of the Singapore Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Chapter. Didier is married with four children and lives in Singapore.