HSBC sends Arber to Seoul

Ben Arber becomes head of payments and cash in Seoul as HSBC announces two other appointments.

HSBC Payments and Cash Management is sending one of its star sales people to head the business in Korea. Ben Arber has relocated from Hong Kong to Seoul to head a new management team which the bank says is "dedicated to growing the business significantly over the years".

For the last two years Arber has been originating new accounts for HSBC, primarily in the technology, telecoms and transport sectors. He has attracted several new mandates to the bank.

Prior to this he managed HSBC Group's global strategy for new technologies within personal banking. That included developing mobile banking, secure e-payments and mobile payments for 77 countries.

In Korea he will be tasked with building the business across all customer segments from multinationals and chaebols to middle market corporates and SMEs.

At the same time, HSBC has appointed Bernard Chew as head of technical implementation in Hong Kong, and promoted Christine Wang to head of client services for mainland China.

Chew joins from Citigroup in Singapore and will be responsible for HSBC's technical implementation strategy for the region, playing a consultative role in the promotion of cash services to customers. He will be based in Hong Kong.

Wang takes on the mainland China post from her current job as head of the bank's Asian customer service centre. Her new role involves business implementation, technical implementation and customer service for the mainland China market.

Wang began her career with HSBC in 1988 and has held several cash roles since 1997 including vice president of product management.