HSBC announced three senior-level appointments yesterday, involving a combination of newly created roles that have been filled by external hires and one internal transfer.
Ronald Tham has been appointed head of coverage and family office for Hong Kong. He is part of the global banking group. This is a newly created role which will see Tham service and build relationships with Hong Kong-based clients and private family offices across the territory. He reports to Liu Che Ning who heads global banking for Hong Kong and Greater China. Tham returns to HSBC after a stint at Macquarie Capital where he has worked since 2004, most recently as a senior managing director responsible for Hong Kong coverage and for the real estate group in Asia.
Roger de Basto has been appointed head of transaction management for equity capital markets in Asia-Pacific. This role, which is also under the global banking group, is also newly created and will see de Basto take responsibility for the execution of ECM mandates for all clients across Asia-Pacific, ex-Hong Kong. He will report to Russell Julius who is head of global banking for Asia-Pacific. De Basto was earlier head of ECM execution at Macquarie.
Finally, Rajeev Sahney, who currently heads the corporate sector group (CSG) within global banking, will relocate to Hong Kong from London to head CSG for Asia-Pacific. Sahney will continue to report functionally to Hugo Heath who is the global head of CSG in London, and will add a local reporting line to Julius.