Samir Assaf is Chief Executive of Global Banking and Markets. He is also a Group Managing Director and a member of the Group Management Board. Mr Assaf assumed these responsibilities on 1 January 2011.
Samir joined HSBC in 2000 when the bank acquired CCF. At HSBC, he started as Head of Fixed Income Trading, Europe, and Head of Global Markets at HSBC France. In 2006, he was promoted to Head of Global Markets, EMEA, and in 2007, assumed the additional role of Deputy Head of Global Markets.
Samir became Head of Global Markets in January 2008 and a Group General Manager in May 2008. He was given management responsibility for Global Research in September 2009 and joint management responsibility for HSBC Securities Services in 2010.
He joined CCF in 1994 from Groupe Total, where he was Head of Treasury. At CCF, he was appointed Head of Markets in 1998.
Samir holds a BSc degree in Finance from L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and an MBA in Economics from La Sorbonne University.
Kevin was appointed Vice Chairman of Global Banking and Markets in August 2013. In this role, he works closely with our priority client relationships and focuses on developing key growth initiatives through collaboration across business lines. He has been a Group General Manager since January 2012.
Kevin began his career with HSBC in 2006 as Global Head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance. He then became Head of Global Capital Financing and in April 2008, took on the role of Global Head of Principal Investments. In January 2011, he became Co-Head of Global Banking and oversaw HSBC’s vast Global Banking business, which has a presence in over 50 countries and territories.
Prior to joining HSBC, Kevin was Head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Europe at Morgan Stanley and a member of that firm's Global Capital Underwriting Committee. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 from Bankers Trust, where he spent 10 years in leveraged finance and equity arbitrage.
Kevin holds a BA degree from Bradley University.
Cian was appointed Head of HSBC Securities Services (HSS) in September 2014, having previously been a Co-Head of the business since April 2010.
Cian is responsible for the delivery of the end-to-end securities services solutions to both institutional investors and corporate clients globally. This covers asset servicing solutions including global and local custody and clearing, traditional and alternative investment fund administration, trustee and fiduciary oversight and issuer service solutions including the provision of corporate trust and loan agency capabilities.
Cian is a Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years financial services experience. He joined HSBC in 1994 and has held a number of senior positions within the Global Banking and Markets division of the Bank including Co-Head of HSBC Securities Services, Head of Prime Services Global Markets, CFO and COO of Global Markets, Head of Audit, Global Markets and COO Global Markets, Australia.
Gordon French is the Head of Global Banking and Markets (GBM) for Asia-Pacific at HSBC based in Hong Kong. He was appointed to this position in August 2013, having previously been the Head of Global Markets for Asia-Pacific since 2010.
Gordon is responsible for all GBM businesses in Asia-Pacific, including Banking, Markets, Capital Financing, Securities Services, Balance Sheet Management and Payments and Cash Management for HSBC GBM clients.
In his previous position as the Head of Global Markets for Asia-Pacific, Gordon was responsible for HSBC’s credit, debt capital markets, rates, foreign exchange, equities, research, balance sheet management and securities services businesses across 20 countries in the region. He was instrumental in strengthening the collaboration between Global Markets and the Bank’s customer-facing groups in Global Banking, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
Gordon joined HSBC in 1988 with Wardley Australia in its Futures division. He spent eight years in various positions, including Director and Head of Exchange Traded Derivatives, and represented HSBC on various exchange and regulatory bodies.
In 1995, Gordon relocated to Singapore to run HSBC’s Asia-Pacific Futures and Options business before moving to London in 2001 as the Global Head of Futures. In 2003, Gordon took on additional responsibilities as Managing Director and Head of the Rates Sales Group in Europe, and Head of Hedge Fund Sales for Treasury and Capital Markets. The following year, he was appointed Co-head of Institutional Sales for Europe, which also included responsibility for and management of the Credit and Emerging Markets sales teams.
In 2005, Gordon was appointed Head of Sales and Regional Treasury Management, Global Markets, Asia-Pacific. This position included responsibility for managing Global Markets’ dealing rooms across the region, along with supervision of sales management and the continued development of the distribution platform in Asia-Pacific. He joined the Global Markets Management Committee in July 2006.
Gordon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne.
Robin Phillips is Co-Head of Global Banking together with Matthew Westerman, based in London. He is responsible for leading the Bank’s coverage of its biggest corporate, financial and government clients. Robin was appointed to this position in August 2013, having previously been Co-Head of Global Banking and Head of Global Banking and Markets for Asia-Pacific since September 2011, based in Hong Kong. He was appointed Group General Manager in 2010.
Since joining HSBC in 2004, Robin has led the merger of the Global Banking and Markets’ corporate and investment banking functions, as well as spearheaded the broader development of its equities strategy.
Robin has over 25 years of experience in corporate and investment banking, with a significant focus latterly around the transportation, services and infrastructure sectors. He has been involved with many high-profile transactions throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including privatisations, acquisitions, disposals and structured financings, as well as leading client relationships and transactions in other key sectors.
Before joining HSBC as Head of the Global Industrials Group, Robin was Head of Transport and Infrastructure at Citigroup Global Markets. He also previously ran the aviation and airports team at UBS Warburg.
Robin has a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University. He has four children and his hobbies include golf, tennis, cricket and music.
Matthew Westerman is Co-head of Global Banking for HSBC. Together with Robin Phillips, he is responsible for the financing, coverage and advisory activities of the Bank's corporate, financial and government clients, working very closely with CMB. He joined HSBC as a Group General Manager in 2016.
Matthew has 30 years of experience in the banking sector and has led financing and advisory transactions for corporate, financial and government clients around the world.
Prior to joining HSBC, Matthew was at Goldman Sachs for 16 years where he ran significant parts of its banking business in EMEA and Asia and was a member of its management committees in EMEA and Asia as well as its Partnership Committee and the firm's Business Standards Committee.
Before Goldman Sachs, Matthew worked at Rothschild and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Matthew has a BA from Oxford University, is a Foundation Fellow of Balliol College and is a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum.
Thierry Roland was appointed Head of Global Banking and Markets for the Americas in 3 April 2015. Thierry is responsible for the management of the GBM business across Canada, U.S. and Latin America and is based in New York City. He is a member of the HNAH Executive Committee in the US.
Thierry was previously Group Treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc based in London, a role he held from January 2010. He was appointed a Group General Manager in February 2013.
Thierry has worked for HSBC and CCF (which HSBC acquired in 2000) since 1988. He has held positions for CCF in Tokyo, Paris and London, undertaking various roles in Global Markets and Treasury. He was appointed Group Treasurer of CCF in 2000.
In 2006 Thierry was appointed Treasurer of HSBC Bank USA, New York and Head of Balance Sheet Management for the Americas. He served as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Securities in 2007 and 2008 before relocating to London in 2008 to become Global Head of Balance Sheet Management.
He holds an MSc degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale, Paris and an MBA in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.
Thibaut de Roux is a Managing Director and Global Head of Markets within the Global Banking and Markets division of HSBC Bank.
Thibaut has 25 years of experience in the Capital Markets business, and has held a variety of cross asset class positions in the sales and trading business. Thibaut has a deep knowledge of the capital markets and has significant experience in overseeing a diverse conduct risk agenda to ensure the best outcome for both customers and the business.
Previous to his current appointment, Thibaut was the EMEA Head of Markets, and before that Global Head of Structured Derivatives, where he developed the HSBC Derivatives Platform across all regions and products.
Born in France, Thibaut studied Economics and Finance at Paris Dauphine University, and he currently resides in London.
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