HSBC expands West of Scotland division with senior hire
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
HSBC today (3 May, 2012) announced the appointment of Nadeem Sarwar as senior commercial manager for the west of Scotland, as the bank continues to expand its operations.
In the new role, Nadeem will lead the bank's Multicultural banking proposition, developing relationships and catering to the business needs of entrepreneurs in Scotland.
Prior to joining the commercial team in Glasgow, Nadeem, who has eight years banking experience, spent four years as senior commercial manager for HSBC in the south-east of England and four years with RBS, latterly as senior relationship manager for international trade.
Nadeem, joins the bank's expanding commercial division at a time when HSBC is recording record growth in Scotland, having recently passed the £1bn lending mark for the first time and increasing its SME lending by 38 per cent in the last year.
Commenting on his appointment, Nadeem said:
"As a Scot who studied at Glasgow University, I am delighted to once again be living and working in Scotland. HSBC's commercial client base continues to expand and diversify and it is certainly an exciting time to be joining the team.
"I believe that HSBC's ambitious plans and unparalleled international capability set it apart from the competition and I'm looking forward to working in partnership with the business community in the west of Scotland."
David Scott, area commercial director for the west of Scotland, said:
"We continue to make considerable progress in encouraging great international and domestic businesses to move their banking to HSBC, by providing tailored funding and service solutions to support their growth aspirations.
"We realise the importance that business people place on having strong relationships with their bank and Nadeem's experience will ensure that we deliver this for our growing client base.
"Nadeem has acquired extensive knowledge of various banking disciplines throughout his career, including international trade and I am delighted he has joined the team."