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Roger Thomson




Banking, Financial Services, Government, Insurance

About Roger

A highly recognized and trusted business leader in international investment banking, Roger has earned a notable reputation for profit driven results and outstanding client loyalty. With nearly 40 years of frontline banking experience, Roger has demonstrated the ability to lead large transformative, profit driven programmes with agility and tenacity. Confidently operating with clarity and cogency, he uniquely identifies and mitigates risk factors, forging highly successful strategies and advising on the development of best practise business processes and operations. Roger has the tenacity to manage transformation and operation of best practice business processes and operations, to achieve shared objectives, while performance driven. As a personality, Roger is highly regarded, an engaged and an enthusiastic banker, collaborating with other senior leaders, while engaging, meaningfully, with stakeholder to ensure optimal financial results. Roger is focused on select Non Executive Directorship positions to add value, in terms of independent critical oversight, outstanding technical financial expertise and guidance on developing robust and forward focused financial results. Both traditional and emerging banking trends are in focus, with a qualified interest in making a difference in company success and longevity.

Roger's Career History

August 2017 - May 2019
HSBC Bank Plc

HSBC Global Banking Brexit Programme Lead

Led the design, transformation and execution of Global Banking’s Brexit programme

· Oversaw the readiness of the GB products in Germany and France as well as other products in 8 other European branch locations, including FTE resource requirements

· Responsible for driving GB readiness, including leading regular Brexit workshops with all relevant parties across the bank, and representing the division at the HSBC Brexit global steering committee

· Responsible for ensuring the successful migration of HSBC GB clients from HSBC UK to other European locations, managed all divisional budgeting

August 2016 - December 2019
HSBC Bank Plc

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Markets Business Development

Holding a position within the newly organised unit of Global Banking

· Senior member of the Capital Markets division within Global Banking (GB), supporting the implementation of renewed GB business model

· Responsible for the design, transformation and execution of the business model (in partnership with the senior management team), overseeing headcount reviews, identification, redundancy actions, role descriptions and accountabilities

· Responsible for delivering elements of new GB financing product model, including multiple in-depth business reviews to identify efficiencies and restructuring opportunities

June 2013 - August 2016
HSBC Bank Plc

Managing Director, Global Chief Operating Officer, Capital Financing

Held responsibility for the newly established business unit within HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets with responsibility for all financing and advisory product origination

· Oversaw annual global gross revenue in excess of $5 billion across 22 countries with approximately 1,000 FTE

· Tasked with leading, directing, transforming and driving the business forward, delivering and effective global execution strategy by partnering with the relevant stakeholders

· Ensured that effective governance structures were in place to ensure full accountability and adherence with regulatory bodies

· Provided strategic input to the capital financing strategy and direction, supporting the CEO of the division

June 2007 - August 2013
HSBC Bank Plc

Global Head of Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets

Responsible for Global Financial Institutions DCM Origination across Banks, Insurance and non bank financials. Lead teams across Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Responsible for Financing Solutions team which drove new product development and initiatives in response to regulatory and other changes.

May 2005 - August 2013
HSBC Bank Plc

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Debt Capital Markets

Managed 140-origination staff in 9 countries, including the DCM transaction management and financing solutions teams

· Improved league table and market share rankings over the

· Responsible for global financial institutions coverage, and the financing solutions team

· Drove a coherent and aligned strategy, increasing league table rankings and market share

June 2003 - May 2005
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., NY, NY

Managing Director, Head of US Debt Capital Markets Origination

Head of North American Debt Capital Markets Origination

December 1999 - June 2003
Credit Suisse-First Boston Corporation

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets

Managing Director, North American Debt Capital Markets Origination, focused on Financial Institutions

May 1998 - March 2002
@PLAN (APLN Nasdaq), Nashville, TN

Board Member

External and Independent Board Member, member of Audit Committee

June 1994 - December 1999
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, NY, NY

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets Origination, focused primarily on financial institutions

October 1986 - June 1994
Lehman Brothers Inc., NY, NY

SVP, Capital Markets Origination

Capital Markets origination for financial institutions

August 1981 - October 1986
Merrill Lynch Money Markets, Inc., NY, NY

Vice President, Money Market Origination

Global Medium Term Note product manager, responsible for origination and structuring across corporate, pub;ic sector and financial institution clients.