Membership Christmas Lunch: 15 December 2008


Speaker: Stephen Green, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Time: 12.30 for 1.00 pm
Cost: £65 per head

Stephen Green is Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc. Green was educated at Lancing College and Oxford University and received a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Green began his career with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977 he joined McKinsey & Co Inc., management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East. He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities, and, in 1985, was put in charge of the development of the bank’s global treasury operations. In 1992 he became Group Treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc, with responsibility for the HSBC Group’s treasury and capital markets businesses globally. In March 1998 Green was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director, Investment Banking and Markets responsible for the investment banking, private banking and asset management activities of the Group. He assumed additional responsibility for the Group’s corporate banking business in May 2002. His appointment as Group Chief Executive took effect on 1 June 2003. In January 2005 Green became Chairman of HSBC Bank plc. On 28 November 2005 HSBC announced that he would become Group Chairman when Sir John Bond retired on 26 May 2006.Some of his other directorships include The Bank of Bermuda Limited, HSBC Mexico, SA and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He is also Chairman of HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA and HSBC North America Holdings Inc., Deputy Chairman of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG and is a board member of HSBC SA. Green is married to Janian and has two daughters, Ruth and Suzie. He is an ordained minister in the Church of England and is the author of the book Serving God? Serving Mammon?. On the 7th July 2005 he was appointed a Trustee of the British Museum. Green has a sister called Elizabeth who lives in the USA and a brother, George Francis Green, who is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kent.

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