Mohammad Kamal Syed

Interim CEO, Coutts and Wealth Businesses


Mohammad (Mo) Kamal Syed joined Coutts in 2012 as Head of Asset Management and has a breadth of international experience spanning investment banking, fund management and UHNW client management.

Prior to Coutts, Mo was CEO at MaxCap Partners (UK Multi-Family Office) and founder of Axiom Funds Group. He began working in Fixed Income and Derivatives sales and trading at the Bank of Tokyo in London in 1986 and moved to Japan in 1990, where he was responsible for building the South East Asia capital markets business.

Whilst in Tokyo, Mo joined Barclays (1992), where he held senior positions including Deputy Head of Global Derivatives Trading and was a member of several of the bank’s Executive Management Committees.

Subsequently, he was Board Director, COO and Global Head of Investment Banking at Sanwa International PLC (now part of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Group), where he was also Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Executive Board.

Mohammad Kamal Syed was appointed Interim CEO of Coutts and Wealth Businesses in July 2023, subject to required approvals.