The CEO of HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd Mukhtar Hussain said on Thursday Malaysia is a crucial component of HSBC’s strategy and success in Asean.
“These appointments reflect the concrete commitment we are making to enhance our management capabilities and focus. Amreek and Omar bring a wealth of experience from the market and we are confident they will build on our existing excellent franchise,” he said.
Amreek and Omar will be based in Kuala Lumpur and will report to Stephen Williams, head of global banking, Southeast Asia and Piyush Kaul, country head of global banking and markets, HSBC Malaysia.
HSBC said Amreek has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector.
He joined HSBC in Malaysia in 2008 and was recently was the co-head of large corporates, global banking where he played a key role in establishing strong relationships with some of the bank’s biggest clients in the country.
He is also a fellow of CPA Australia, a chartered accountant and a CFA charterholder.
As for Omar, he began his career as a barrister and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in London.
He joined HSBC in 2006 and has worked for the group in a variety of roles within retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking and global banking and markets, and in a number of markets across Europe and Asia.
Omar was previously head of HSBC’s multinationals business in Malaysia.