Christopher Somers​

Senior Partner

About

Chris is a senior Private Banker who has covered the Middle East markets for more than a decade. He has earned the respect of his clients and has become a trusted advisor to a number of leading UHNW individuals and families both in the GCC and the UK.

Before joining GSB, Chris held senior positions at the Royal Bank of Canada in London and Standard Chartered Bank in the UAE. Prior to this he served as a commissioned British Army Officer for 17 years having graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

He is a keen sportsman and linguist and is proud to have learned Arabic, having studied and used it throughout his time in the Gulf over the last 18 years. His understanding of the culture and the nuances of doing business in the region have helped him to develop deep and long-lasting relationships in both his business and personal ventures.

Quick Q&A

What was your first job?
Sales Executive in Harrods selling the finest branded teddy bears, snow globes and keyrings to rich tourists with impeccable taste…

What did you want to be when you were younger?
Older. Now I just want to be younger!

What is your favourite thing about working for GSB?
It’s great to be part of a team that works in such a collaborative manner, with a culture deeply rooted in doing things the right way for the right reasons; a true practitioner of purpose-led wealth management.

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