HSBC appoints Cheah as head of global banking, Malaysia effective Monday

Photo by Sam Fong/The Edge

Photo by Sam Fong/The Edge

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): HSBC has appointed Christina Cheah as head of global banking, Malaysia, effective Monday.

In a statement today, HSBC said Cheah is previously head of large local corporates for global banking in Malaysia until the fourth quarter of 2020, when she was appointed acting head of global banking, Malaysia.

"Her appointment reflects HSBC's desire to promote local talent as well as the bank's commitment to nurturing and growing more women leaders in Malaysia.

"Cheah, who joined HSBC in 2013 and has close to 20 years of experience in financial services, is a key member of HSBC's leadership team in Malaysia and has led many of the bank's long-established client relationships," it said.

HSBC Malaysia chief executive officer Stuart Milne said Cheah's extensive experience and deep understanding of the Malaysian market would help her lead the growth of HSBC's global banking franchise in Malaysia.

"We at HSBC are very focused on building and developing local talent, and so we are delighted to have Cheah as the new head of global banking, Malaysia. Malaysia is a strategically important market for HSBC and we will continue to invest for growth," he said.