HSBC manager appointed to Premier post in Vietnam
Ian Casingena, HSBC Malta’s senior private clients manager for retail banking and wealth management, is to take up a new role as vice-president of the Premier proposition and wealth development with HSBC Vietnam from next January 1.
He will be moving to Ho Chi Minh City in Saigon with his family, for a three-year secondment.
The assignment comes soon after he completed a five-week assignment in Vietnam and Hong Kong under HSBC’s programme for identifying talent-related opportunities. During the attachment with the local teams, he joined HSBC Group colleagues to launch wealth management pro-ducts and led a series of training programmes for HSBC Premier relationship managers. The training addressed the financial planning process to increase relationship managers’ ability to identify customer priorities, offering more personalised products.
“One of our primary goals was to tap the local market by driving the launch of open-ended funds. This operation ran smoothly after coordinating a great deal of preparatory work and talks with the fund managers in Vietnam,” Mr Casingena explained.
Mr Casingena explained how such work experiences broaden employees’ opportunities, saying he returned with new insights and a better overall understanding about how HSBC operates across the globe. He was looking forward to sharing knowledge and experience with Maltese colleagues.
With a population of 90 million and home to 1,600 HSBC employees, Vietnam is one of group’s fastest growing businesses. RBWM Hong Kong is one of the HSBC Group’s largest wealth management businesses, and provides opportunities for Mr Casingena to assess the regional capabilities which could then be used in RBWM Vietnam.