Rob Carver, Deputy Chairman of HSBC, said: "Corporate services is an area with great potential for the bank in Russia, and Chris is perfect for this work. Few people combine such outstanding achievements in the field of corporate banking services and a deep understanding of the business."
Chris has over 30 years experience with HSBC Group, having joined the Midland Bank International Division Graduate Training Scheme in late 1978, having graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, with a degree in Modern & Medieval Languages. After completing the programme, he held several junior management appointments throughout the 1980s ending with a secondment to the Bank’s New York office. At the time of the takeover by HSBC in 1992, he was a Relationship Manager in the Oil and Energy Division of the Bank and has remained in corporate banking ever since. His last job before relocating to Singapore was MD and Head of Consumer Brands, Europe managing an extensive portfolio largely made of the top names from the branded fast moving consumer goods, leisure and service sectors. In April 2006, he moved to Singapore as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking where he was responsible for Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Project Finance and various ancillary business lines.
Chris’s professional training includes Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK, the Senior Management Programme at Manchester Business School (1993) and the General Management Programme, INSEAD France (1997-98). He received UK Financial Services Authority accreditation in 2006.
Chris said of his appointment: "I am glad to have the opportunity to use my experience in European and Asian markets for business development at HSBC Russia. The global presence and regional expertise of HSBC Group allows us to offer our customers high quality services. I am encouraged by the opportunity to work in Moscow and to contribute to the development of the business life of the Russian capital."
Chris is married and has three children.