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Malik has operated at the leading edge of the global wealth management industry for more than 30 years across the US, Asia, and MENA. He has led Wealth Management organizations to market-leading positions by helping their clients achieve their life goals and dreams. He deploys a genuinely passionate style based on his “war stories”, motivating leaders and frontline staff to become exceptional professionals, deliver an engaging client experience, and achieve outstanding financial results.

Malik is a noted speaker/panelist and frequent chair at industry conferences on: WM best practices, incl. digital innovations and exceptional client experience; mega-trends like women’s empowerment, gen. wealth transfer; primary advisors and team leaders excellence and financial advisory platforms/products innovation.

As Global Head of Sales Management/Wealth Development at HSBC, Malik renewed the company’s wealth management business in 12 markets through a digital transformation program centered on client journeys that resulted in double-digit growth of client assets. Prior to that, he launched the wealth management proposition at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. He has also served as a Senior Executive at Permal, Merrill Lynch, and Citi. During his 7 years at Citi, he was the President of Citicorp Investment Services (US) and Head of Wealth Management (Asia), growing their market share and profitability.

In 2017, out of his passion for leadership, Malik established K2 Leaders, his own consultancy firm. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Singapore Consultancy and is the co-author of “Mechanics of Wealth Management”, a post-graduate certificate program with Informa/Middlesex University, UK.

Malik is an Advisor and, along with his wife Najmi, a Development Partner of Acumen, a pioneering social impact organization. He is also active with Developments in Literacy, a non-profit that provides education to underprivileged girls in rural Pakistan. Malik, Najmi, their two daughters, and two sons are avid hikers and scuba divers and he splits his time between New York and London.

Edward Stanworth is a Sr Partner of the Global Leader Executive Search practice and a member of the Advisory Council.

Before joining Global Leader, Edward held various HR executive roles with Bridgestone Americas, Halliburton, and Pepsi Bottling Group. He has a demonstrated track record of designing and implementing successful HR solutions to address complex business issues. Moreover, he has built out global teams to be more strategic and that enable the business to deliver stronger bottom-line performance.

As a practitioner, he’s seen the criticality of leadership and how a new leader can energize a division, transform a function, or provide crucial strategic reorientation. He has led searches across the Americas, Europe, and Africa–from the Board and C-suite level to other critical roles deep into the organization. Edward is passionate about safeguarding the client’s brand throughout the search process and providing an exceptional candidate experience.

He has been an active member of both West Virginia University’s MSHRM Advisory Board and Brigham Young University’s OBHR Advisory Council and has been a featured speaker at many universities and non-profit organizations. Recently, he has been actively involved with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee—establishing and leading a mentoring program with the UL’s Young Professionals—pairing seasoned leaders with the UL’s emerging professionals.

After many moves across the U.S. and a 3-year assignment in the UK, he calls Nashville, Tennessee home with his wonderful wife Laura and their 3 sons. He loves exploring the wilds of Tennessee’s forests, rivers, and caves and is always aspiring to take his mountain biking skills to the next level.

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