John Flint was appointed Chief Executive of Retail Banking and Wealth Management with effect from 1 January 2013. Mr Flint joined the HSBC Group in October 1989 and spent the first 14 years of his international career with HSBC in Asia, helping to establish and expand the HSBC Global Markets Business in the region before moving back to Europe in 2004. He has held positions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bahrain, the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2006, Mr Flint was appointed Group Treasurer and assumed global responsibility for Balance Sheet Management. In 2008, he added the roles of Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Global Markets, Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management and in January 2011 Mr Flint was appointed a Group General Manager. A Director of HSBC Canada, he was formerly Deputy Chairman of HSBC Jintrust Asset Management. He was appointed Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings Plc and Group Head of Strategy and Planning with effect from 1 January 2012 and appointed a Group Managing Director in December 2012. Mr Flint holds a BA (Honours) in Economics and is a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Market Monitoring Group.