“I am honoured to have been appointed CEO of HSBC Vietnam at such a fascinating time in the country’s development” said Evans.
“As regional head of Commercial Banking, International Markets in Asia-Pacific, I have been closely monitoring Vietnam’s growth in recent years and I’m incredibly excited to be here alongside our dedicated and talented HSBC Vietnam team. Together, we will continue to play HSBC’s part in helping Vietnam — already one of the world’s most dynamic economies — reach its immense potential.”
The highly experienced and versatile executive with deep knowledge of HSBC’s franchise in emerging markets has been with HSBC Group for 26 years. During his time there, Evans has held various senior leadership roles across three continents and seven markets.
Before taking the helm at HSBC Vietnam, Evans served as HSBC’s regional head of Commercial Banking for International Markets in Asia-Pacific, covering Bangladesh, Mauritius, New Zealand, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
He was formerly HSBC’s regional head of Middle Market Enterprises in Asia Pacific, where he covered 19 markets, regional head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance and chief operating officer of HSBC’s Commercial Banking business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, overseeing 10 countries.
“I would like to congratulate Pham Hong Hai for the incredible impact he had during his time as CEO of HSBC Vietnam,” noted Evans. “My commitment is to build on this platform for strong future growth and capitalise on HSBC’s position as Vietnam’s leading international bank, creating long-term value for our people and customers.”
Hai meanwhile will join HSBC Canada as country head of International Subsidiary Banking, starting from 16 September 2019. In this role, Hai will stay connected with Asia and support HSBC’s Asia – North America trade and investment corridor.