Noel Quinn was appointed Group Chief Executive in March 2020, having previously served as Interim Group Chief Executive from August 2019 when he was also appointed as a Director of HSBC Holdings.

Mr Quinn was appointed Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking in December 2015. He became a Group Managing Director in September 2016. From 2011 to 2015 he was the Regional Head of Commercial Banking for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Mr Quinn joined Forward Trust Group, a subsidiary of Midland Bank, in 1987. He led HSBC’s acquisitions of Swan National Motor Finance and Eversholt Leasing Ltd, becoming General Manager of each business in turn.

He has since taken up postings including Head of Specialised and Equity Finance at HSBC, Group Director of Strategy & Development at HSBC Insurance Services North America, Head of Commercial Finance Europe and Head of Commercial Banking UK (2008-2011).

He is also a council member of Financial Services Task Force of the Sustainable Markets Initiative and a member of the Advisory Board of The China Children Development Fund.

Mr Quinn qualified as an accountant in 1987.

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