HSBC Bank Canada Appoints Hankinson CFO



HSBC Bank Canada appointed Daniel Hankinson chief financial officer, succeeding Gerhardt Samwell who left HSBC in July to pursue other opportunities. Hankinson is expected to start in the role in September 2022. Kevin Nichols, the bank’s vice president and Canada head of asset liability and capital management is acting CFO during this interim period.

Hankinson joined HSBC in 2001 and has held senior roles across the finance function in Asia and the UK, providing regional oversight and leading significant change initiatives. He was most recently global head of recovery and resolution planning, with responsibility for overseeing enhancements to the group’s recovery and resolution processes. Prior to that, he held roles as head of asset, liability and capital management for the Asia Pacific region and was chief financial officer for HSBC Indonesia. As global head of regulatory reporting transformation, he led initiatives to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of HSBC’s global regulatory reporting.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have a deep bench of diverse international capabilities at HSBC and that’s exactly what Dan brings,” Linda Seymour, president and CEO ofHSBC Bank Canada said. “We look forward to him joining our Canadian business and leadership team as we build on our very strong results in Canada and as part of the Americas region.

“Our thanks to Gerhardt for his leadership over the last four years. His customer focus was especially important as we invested in growing our business and building the digital tools our customers are increasingly asking for. He was a valued member of our executive committee. I’d also like to thank Kevin for stepping in as Acting CFO over the last several weeks.”


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