Chira Barua

Global Head of Strategy

Chira Barua joined HSBC in May 2020 as Global Head of Strategy and was appointed to the Group Executive Committee in April 2021.

Prior to joining HSBC, Chira was a Partner at McKinsey & Company in their Financial Services practice where he co-led the firm’s “Bank of the Future” tribe as well as the SME service line in Europe. This was Chira’s second innings at McKinsey having previously worked there from 2007 to 2010.

Between those stints, Chira was a Managing Director at Sanford C. Bernstein leading the sell-side research team for UK and Swiss banks in London from 2011 to 2017. Earlier in his career, Chira held a number of strategy, management and operational roles at Standard Chartered and Citigroup in India.

Chira holds an MBA from Insead where he graduated in the Dean’s list. He is also an alum of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.


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