At Swiss Life International, McNish was responsible for the company’s business within the Dubai International Financial Centre and for developing wealth planning solutions for its high net worth clients across the Middle East and Africa.
FPI said part of McNish’s remit is to review its strategy for Africa and to “determine the countries we want to do business”. He started his new role this week.
Swiss Life International announced last September that it was pulling out of the Middle East in order to focus on its operations in Luxembourg and Singapore, at the time explaining that it had decided to adapt its operating model for high net worth clients “to the requirements in the economic and regulatory environment”.
As reported, McNish’s continued role at the company was not clear at that stage.
Prior to joining Swiss Life International, McNish worked for Zurich Financial Services where he had oversight of their bank distribution in the Middle East with a particular focus on the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.
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