James Lim, head of real estate finance for Asia Pacific at the British bank, has resigned after three years in the position, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
He will resurface in early November in another position said the source, declining to give further details. Lim’s LinkedIn page shows he is “on a gardening leave”.
Lim joined HSBC in July 2014 as the bank built a real estate financing platform in the Asia Pacific region and has been responsible for the full range of commercial real estate and hotel financing activities in the region.
Prior to HSBC, Lim headed the real estate financing franchise at BNP Paribas Asia Pacific in Hong Kong.
Previously, Lim worked at ANZ and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and Lehman Brothers in Japan in senior roles in real estate finance.