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Trailblazers: Rahim Daya Head of Barclays Bank, Middle East

On our fourth episode of Trailblazers, we are joined by Rahim Daya, the head of Barclays Private Bank, Middle East. Based in Dubai, Rahim is responsible for the management and strategy of Barclays, Middle East. Rahim is also a drummer for the band, Khayal, having performed all across the globe, including Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Lisbon, in 2018. “I will do my absolute best, I will work hard, and I will create opportunities and maximize them as they arose,” says Rahim, speaking about his plan when starting his career. Actioning on this course of action, Rahim worked tirelessly, and assiduously, creating space to lead him to his current position. In sharing his strategy for dealing with pressure, Rahim spends his time focusing on what he can control and does not worry about the things he knows he has no influence over. “Focus on what you control, do everything you possibly can to get to the desired outcome.