I always thought I would be a lawyer. I have two law degrees but after joining the bank as a management trainee I have never looked back. I even met my wife at work and we have just had our second child.
As part of my traineeship I have had postings in Shanghai, Malaysia and Suzhou, Ningbo and Beijing in China. I also went to the UK and Hong Kong for training and relocate almost every two years.
I am now team head of the international business in Commercial Banking for Beijing, running a team of 11. My portfolio is mainly focused on subsidiaries of multinationals and my daily work includes business development for existing clients and prospects, credit reviews and general team management.
Many of my team have recently joined from other banks and helping them to quickly adapt to our environment is an important part of my job. We have an interesting situation at the moment with only one man in the team and three of the women currently pregnant. Flexible hours and remote working have been arranged and it has not affected the team's performance in any way. I am grateful for the dedication of all the team members. HSBC is a place where integrity comes first. It is an ideal employer if you are looking for a long-term, sustainable career. The bank is expanding rapidly in China and there are plenty of global opportunities.