Barry O'Byrne

Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking at HSBC Holdings Plc

Barry O'Byrne

Barry O'Byrne

Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking at HSBC Holdings Plc

Biography

Barry O’Byrne was appointed Chief Executive of Global Commercial Banking in February 2020, having served in the role on an interim basis since August 2019.

He is responsible for a business serving about 1.4 million customers across 53 markets, ranging from small enterprises focused on their home markets through to corporates operating internationally.

Mr O’Byrne joined HSBC as Group General Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Global Commercial Banking in April 2017, responsible for strategic change initiatives, data and analytics, middle office and the leadership of regional COOs. He was appointed as a Group Managing Director in March 2020.

He joined HSBC from GE Capital, where he worked for 19 years across a number of senior leadership roles. At GE Capital his most recent appointment was CEO for GE Capital International. Previously he was COO for GE Capital International, with responsibility for the group’s operations, technology, strategic initiatives and simplification strategy across more than 20 markets.

Mr O’Byrne has also held CEO positions in Italy, France and the UK and has served on boards in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain.

He has a degree in Business Studies and French from the University of Limerick, and lives in London with his wife and three daughters.

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Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive, the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Co-Chief Executive Officer of Global Banking & Markets at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Group Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Executive Director, Group Finance Director at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Co-Chief Executive Officer of Global Banking & Markets at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Chief Executive Officer, US & Americas at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Group Chief Human Resources Officer at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Group Chief Risk Officer at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Global Head, Clearing & Exchange-Traded Derivatives at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Head of Sustainable Bonds, EMEA-Debt Capital Markets at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking at HSBC Holdings Plc
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Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking
2019 - Current

HSBC Holdings Plc engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, and Corporate Centre. The Retail Banking and Wealth Management segment consists of retail banking, wealth management, asset management, and insurance. The Commercial Banking segment offers banking products and services. The Global Banking and Markets segment includes transaction banking, financing, advisory, capital markets, and risk management services. The Global Private Banking offers transaction banking, financing, advisory, capital markets and risk management services to high net worth individuals and families. The Corporate Centre segment is comprises of central treasury, including balance sheet management, other legacy businesses, interests in associates and joint ventures, central stewardship costs and the UK bank levy. The company was founded on January 1, 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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