HSBC makes string of senior executive appointments

HSBC has announced a number of changes to its senior management.

Simon Cooper has been appointed a group managing director and chief executive of global commercial banking, while Alan Keir has been made chief executive of HSBC Bank, replacing Brian Robertson.

Both Cooper and Keir will be based in London and report to group chief executive Stuart Gulliver. Robertson will retire early next year after assisting Keir with the transition.

Meanwhile, current chief executive of global private banking Peter Boyles has been appointed a group managing director, and Mohammad Al Tuwaijri has been made deputy chairman and chief executive of HSBC Middle East and North Africa.

All appointments will be effective from 1 October 2013.

Commenting, Gulliver, said:

These appointments demonstrate the depth of talent we have within HSBC, and the capabilities of our senior managers to move to and from geographic and business leadership roles, which is a great strength of the Group.

I want to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks to Brian Robertson for his dedication to HSBC and I am delighted we will continue to benefit from his wise counsel.