Saiyid Safdar Abbas Zaidi an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Bankers, (IIBF) Mumbai is a retired Banker with almost four decades of banking experience. He is an author and motivational speaker. He has played pivotal roles in Training & Development both in local and international Banks. He has written extensively on varied subjects and his articles on management have been collected in a book called ‘Managerial Skills’ self-published in 2012. He is the author of a bestselling book Anti-money Laundering /Anti-Terrorism Financing & Knows your customers –Bankers Handbook. He was a columnist for Money Life and once wrote for American Banker, New York.
He started his career in the Union Bank of India. He retired from the Commercial Bank of Dubai UAE as Head- Career Development where he successfully implemented the Mentoring and Emiratization (Localization) policies.