Mr. Beattie was one of HSBC Group’s distinguished Executive Leaders having joined the firm in 1988 as an International Manager; and has had a wide range of experience in banking in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Having been born and raised in Singapore, Mr. Beattie is passionate about the opportunity in Southeast Asia and other parts of Asia, and will be bringing his deep banking knowledge coupled with leadership and corporate governance expertise. Mr. Beattie’s most recent role at HSBC was Global Head & CEO Private Wealth Solutions, and previously was Regional Head of Latin America – Commercial Bank, as well as Deputy CEO Europe.
In 2014 to 2017, Mr. Beattie took a break from banking and worked in Australia in executive and advisory roles in various sectors of the financial markets; ranging from venture capital to fintech, and included a stock market listing. Mr. Beattie was key in launching CP Ventures where he was Chief Funding Advisor and Chair of Venture Fund Investment Committee. Throughout his career, Mr. Beattie has been actively involved in many M&A transactions and the setting and implementation of strategies across multiple markets. Mr. Beattie has been a board member to various HSBC entities in 12 countries. More relevant to Southeast Asia, Mr. Beattie is now Advisory Board Member to ASEAN Business Partners which is a multidisciplinary Management Consulting Firm in the region. Mr. Beattie holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, a Master’s degree in International Banking & Finance from Heriot-Watt University, and has carried out further executive education at INSEAD.