Women in finance: Helen Wong

HSBC's chief executive for Greater China helped establish the lender as the largest foreign bank on the mainland.
Helen Wong
Helen Wong

Helen Wong became HSBC's chief executive for Greater China in March, having joined HSBC in 1992 and worked her way up steadily through the ranks. Wong has 30 years’ banking experience in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific region.

In 2009 Wong was appointed deputy chief executive officer of HSBC China and was appointed its president and CEO in 2010.

During her posting in China she led the expansion of the British bank’s mainland Chinese business, establishing HSBC as the largest foreign bank in China and played a key role in positioning HSBC at the vanguard of foreign banks in the internationalisation of the renminbi.

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