Samir Assaf was appointed Chief Executive, Global Banking and Markets in January 2011. He is a Group Managing Director and a member of the Group Management Board. Mr Assaf is Chairman of HSBC France; a director of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG; and a director of HSBC Bank Plc. He is also Chairman of the Global Financial Markets Association. Mr Assaf began his career in finance at Total. He joined CCF in 1994, which was acquired by HSBC in 2000. His former appointments include: director of HSBC Global Asset Management Limited and of HSBC Bank Egypt SAE, and Head of Global Markets. Mr Assaf holds a BSc degree in Finance from L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and an MBA in Economics from La Sorbonne University. He lives in London and is married with four children.