26 October 2017

Two HSBC employees have been named among the top black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders in UK business.

Pam Kaur, Group Head of Internal Audit, features on the 2017 BAME 100 list, which celebrates the achievements of senior executives in the public and private sector.

Ms Kaur helped to relaunch Embrace, an HSBC employee network that helps ensure the bank is a place where people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds can thrive.

Lance Kawaguchi, Global Head of Global Banking Corporates, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, was also recognised on the list, compiled by executive search firm Green Park.

Ian Stuart, Chief Executive, HSBC UK, said: “We know that a diverse and inclusive culture is key to our success and want to have a workplace where all colleagues feel that they can achieve their career ambitions. Having two colleagues recognised in the BAME 100 index shows that we’re heading in the right direction.”

In addition, HSBC employees have featured in the 2017 OUTstanding/ Financial Times lists of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) and ally professionals. They are:

  • Stuart Barette, Global Commercial Banking IT Programme Manager and trans lead for HSBC’s Pride employee resource group, who took top spot on the list of Future Leaders
  • Pedro Frade, General Counsel, Argentina, on the LGBT+ Executives list
  • Kevin Martin, Regional Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Asia-Pacific, on the Ally Executives list
  • Celine Tan, Senior Vice President, Client Management, HSBC Securities Services, Asia-Pacific, on the Future Leaders list

Sue Fox, Chief Executive of M&S Bank, which is owned by HSBC, was also named on the list of Ally Executives.

HSBC believes that diversity and inclusion are vital to the future of its business and aims to create a supportive workplace where everyone can achieve their full potential.