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European Financial Services Round Table

Stephen K Green
Group Chairman

Stephen Green is Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc.

He was born in England on 7 November 1948. He has degrees from Oxford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr Green began his career with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977 he joined McKinsey & Co Inc, management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities, and, in 1985, was put in charge of the development of the bank’s global treasury operations. In 1992 he became Group treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc, with responsibility for the HSBC Group’s treasury and capital markets businesses globally.

In March 1998 he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director, Investment Banking and Markets responsible for the investment banking, private banking and asset management activities of the Group. He assumed additional responsibility for the Group’s corporate banking business in May 2002. He became Group Chief Executive on 1 June 2003 and Group Chairman on 26 May 2006.

He is a director of HSBC Bank plc, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and of HSBC North America Holdings Inc.

He became Chairman of the British Bankers’ Association in November 2006. He is also a trustee of The British Museum, and an honorary trustee of Peking University. In April 2009 he was appointed a non-executive director of BASF SE.

Stephen Green is married with two daughters.