HSBC hires IMF veteran as chief economist for India, Asean

Leif Eskesen will be responsible for macroeconomic research on India and Singapore and will coordinate HSBC's research team covering the Asean region.
Leif Eskesen
Leif Eskesen

HSBC has hired former International Monetary Fund IMF economist Leif Eskesen as its chief economist for India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Asean. According to a release, Eskesen will be responsible for macroeconomic research on India and Singapore and will also coordinate the bank’s economic research team covering the 10 Asean markets Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

He will be based in Singapore and will report locally to Amit Gupta, head of global markets for Singapore, and functionally to Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research. The appointment is effective immediately.

Eskesen has spent the past 10 years with the IMF, most recently as...

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