CEO, HSBC Bank plc
Antonio Simoes is the Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc, with responsibility for the UK and Continental Europe
Antonio has been a Director of HSBC Bank plc since January 2012. He is also a Director of the French subsidiary of HSBC Bank plc. He has been a member of the Practitioner Panel of the Financial Conduct Authority (UK conduct regulator) since July 2013 and of the Practitioner Panel of the Prudential Regulation Authority (UK prudential regulator) since its creation in November 2013.
Antonio joined HSBC in September 2007 as Group Head of Strategy, reporting to the Group Chairman. In October 2009, he was appointed Group Head of Strategy & Planning and Chief of Staff to the Group CEO, and subsequently spent two years in Hong Kong. In January 2012, he relocated back to London to lead the European Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) business, including responsibility for Asset Management and Insurance. He has been the CEO of the UK since 1 November 2012.
Before joining HSBC, Antonio was a partner at McKinsey & Company’s London office. During his time at McKinsey, he worked in financial services across several geographies. He also worked at Goldman Sachs in London, serving financial institutions in Investment Banking.
Antonio holds an MBA with honours from Columbia University. He was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2009. He completed a WEF leadership programme at Harvard Kennedy School. He is married and lives in London.