Daniel Wani Managing Director of Trust and Wealth Planning at US Bank
U.S. Bank Wealth Management, which caters to high-net-worth clients, recently named Daniel Wani as their new managing director of trust and wealth planning at The Private Client Reserve for Arizona and Nevada. Wani will serve Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego areas.
Sudans regime is under mounting pressure to spare Meriam Ibrahim, 27, who was sentenced to death by hanging for not professing Islam as her religion as she married a Christian man and refuses to convert. Meriam’s husband Daniel Wani spoke out this week for the first time about Meriam’s case and made an appeal on her behalf.
Early Life and Education
Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death after marrying Daniel Wani, an American Christian citizen living in Khartoum. Her story generated international outrage and attracted Wani’s interest as she gave birth while still imprisoned at Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison – North Khartoum. Meriam’s plight gained international attention and eventually led Daniel Wani back home where they could join their daughter together again.
He has asked the government of Sudan to speed up the process of repatriating his wife and Martin (born in jail) back to New Hampshire where they currently live with family. He expressed fear for his wife’s safety should she remain there.
She was found guilty of adultery and apostasy for marrying Wani, originally from South Sudan but holding dual American-Sudanese citizenship. Wani’s wife was the daughter of a Muslim father and Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother and had raised all six of her children as Christians after their father abandoned them at six.
Daniel Wani serves as managing director for trust and wealth planning at The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank’s high-net-worth division, which manages $145 billion of assets and ranks among the top 25 U.S. wealth management firms. Based in Scottsdale, Daniel covers Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Diego markets.
Eron earned his Master of Taxation from New York University School of Law, his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law and his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Additionally he is a member of both State Bars (AZ & NY), Central Arizona Estate Planning Council as well as his local church community.
He has successfully represented several high-profile cases, such as that of a woman sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith and also helped secure Meriam Ibrahim’s release when her husband traveled from New Hampshire in order to visit her there.
Achievement and Honors
Meriam Ibrahim was recently freed after her death sentence for apostasy was reversed, and is currently travelling back home with Daniel Wani, who holds dual American and Sudanese citizenship. They will be joined by her son Martin and baby Maya (born inside prison while being restrained with chains on her legs during labor).
The couple have expressed their sincerest thanks for MailOnline’s global campaigning that led to her release, though their smile belies deep pain that will take time to heal.
Daniel expressed hope that mounting international pressure would persuade Sudans authorities to reverse the execution of his wife. He thanked all those who stood up for religious freedom.
Husband of Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christian faith: She, their two children and themselves are healthy but exhausted, according to husband. Additionally, he thanked members of Congress, human rights organizations and diplomats who worked on her case to free Meriam Ibrahim.
Dr. Ishag was found guilty by an Islamic court for breaking Islamic sharia law that holds conversion from Islam to Christianity punishable with death, though after she insisted she was raised Christian by her Ethiopian Orthodox mother after her Muslim father left when she was 6, the charge of apostasy was later added by authorities.
Wani, who holds dual U.S.-Sudan citizenship, returned to Sudan recently in order to advocate for his wife. While Wani himself hails from Sudan, both he and his brother lived for many years in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Meriam Ibrahim was flown from Khartoum to Philadelphia on Friday where her family has sought protection of the US Embassy before traveling onward to Manchester New Hampshire where her husband resides and his family resides. Her husband expressed confidence in American intervention as being key in saving his wife.
Wani, originally from Khartoum, joined U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve’s high-net-worth unit as managing director of trust and wealth planning to oversee clients in Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego and La Jolla markets. Prior to this role he served as wealth planning strategist with Wells Fargo.
As part of his new role, he will report directly to Mary Martuscelli, West Region President for Private Wealth Management.