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Diversity & Inclusion Community

Interview with Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC

Author: ICAEW Diversity & Inclusion Community

Published: 27 May 2021

Noel Quinn

Listen to Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive of HSBC, speak about the importance of diversity and inclusion and how HSBC supports this strategy.

About Noel Quinn

Noel Quinn was appointed Group Chief Executive in March 2020, having previously served as interim Group Chief Executive from August 2019.

Mr Quinn has been with HSBC – or its constituent companies – since 1987, when he joined Forward Trust Group, a subsidiary of Midland Bank (now HSBC UK). He led HSBC’s acquisitions of Swan National Motor Finance and Eversholt Leasing Ltd, becoming General Manager of each business in turn.

He subsequently served as 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.

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

Mr Quinn qualified as an accountant in 1987.

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