John Flint was appointed as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc with effect from 21 February 2018. He is also Chairman of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.
Mr Flint joined HSBC as an International Officer in October 1989. He spent the first 14 years of his career with HSBC in Asia helping to establish and expand the HSBC Global Markets business in the region before moving back to London in 2004. He has held various roles across the Group, with postings in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bahrain, the United States and the United Kingdom.
In 2006, Mr Flint was appointed Group Treasurer and in 2008, he added the roles of Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Global Markets, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In 2010, Mr Flint was appointed Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management and in 2012, he became Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive and Group Head of Strategy and Planning.
He was appointed as a Group Managing Director in January 2013 and Chief Executive of Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM).
Mr Flint is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also a Global Commissioner of the New Climate Economy.
Mr Flint was born in 1968 in Yorkshire. He was educated at Dhahran Academy and Giggleswick School. He holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Portsmouth Polytechnic. He is married with two children.
A smashing end to badminton’s year
Top badminton players are battling it out at the first HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.
Businesses seek green gains
Businesses can benefit financially by encouraging their suppliers to be more sustainable.
The new space race
Satellites could help to connect 350 million people worldwide to the internet in the coming decade, says HSBC’s Davey Jose.