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HSBC Makes Senior Hires In Wealth, Personal Banking Arm

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor, 22 April 2021

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In February, the banking group said that it was investing more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, with a focus on Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore. 

HSBC has appointed two senior figures for its wealth and personal banking business in Singapore. It has named Ian Yim as head of distribution and Melissa Craig as head of digital and innovation.

Yim has been at HSBC for more than 18 years, having served in leadership roles across Premier International and branch network business areas. Prior to his latest role, he was head of the wealth and international business, Having been appointed to that area in 2019. He has been acting head of distribution since 1 March this year. 

In the case of Craig - currently head of digital messaging experience and sales, international, at HSBC - she has worked in digital banking for more than 18 years. She has served in leadership roles at Zuji and Lazada in Singapore, with responsibilities across country general management, digital strategy, product development, digital management and commercialisation. She is taking on the new role from 1 May. 

Yim and Craig report to Anurag Mathur, head of wealth and personal banking, HSBC (Singapore).

In February, the banking group said that it was investing more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, with a particular focus on Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore. 

“Since we embarked on our Asia wealth strategy, the Singapore wealth business has grown significantly, thanks to strategic investments in our people and technology. We have also accelerated the pace of our digital banking transformation and have seen strong mobile banking adoption among our customers,” Mathur said.

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