António Simões will become Chief Executive, Global Private Banking, with effect from 1 January 2019, subject to regulatory approval. He is a member of the Group Management Board, HSBC’s Group Executive Committee. Previously, Mr Simões was Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc and Chief Executive of Europe. Mr Simões joined HSBC in September 2007 as Group Head of Strategy, reporting to the Group Chairman. In October 2009, he was appointed Group Head of Strategy & Planning and Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive, and subsequently spent two years in Hong Kong. In January 2012, he relocated to London to lead the European Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) business, including responsibility for Asset Management and Insurance. He was then appointed CEO for HSBC in the UK, and Deputy Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc, before being appointed in September 2015 as Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc and Chief Executive of Europe. Mr Simões is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion and has been recognised for his contributions by several organisations. Before joining HSBC, Mr Simões was a partner at McKinsey & Company’s London office. During his time at McKinsey, he worked in financial services across several geographies. He also worked at Goldman Sachs in London, serving financial institutions in Investment Banking. Mr Simões holds an MBA with honours from Columbia University. He was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2009. He completed a WEF leadership programme at Harvard Kennedy School. He is married and lives in London with his two children.