HSBC expands digital team with new hires

Source: HSBC

HSBC has made a series of new hires in its Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) Digital team as it continues to strengthen its digital capabilities to meet increasing demand for services from its customers.

Jesper With-Fogstrup joins as Global Head of Digital as a Channel responsible for the team delivering business and customer growth through digital experiences. This includes digital acquisition, content management, messaging and optimisation. Jesper joins HSBC from ComparetheMarket.com where he was Chief Operating Officer and prior to that held a number of executive positions in the online travel industry.

Kate Simon joins as Global Head of Commercialisation, responsible for working with HSBC’s 38 countries and territories to identify & realise the potential of HSBC as a digital business.

Kate joins from The Walt Disney Company where she had global responsibility for growth strategies & business performance of “DisneyLife”. Kate has previously worked for a variety of consumer-tech start-ups and corporates including blinkbox Entertainment Group, Majestic Wine, Dixons Carphone & Global Media, in addition to holding a number of advisory roles working with early-stage digital disruptors in Fintech & eCommerce.

Phil Fearnley joins as Head of Strategic & Organisational Development responsible for shaping and integrating the digital agenda across the bank. Phil has over 30 years’ experience of digital technology strategy development and delivery. Prior roles include Digital Director for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), where Phil successfully oversaw some of the most innovative and complex digital transformation projects including leading the development of the original BBC iPlayer and the development and launch of a range of mobile apps for BBC News, BBS Sport, BBC Weather and CBBC.

Jesper, Kate and Phil are all based in the UK and will report to Josh Bottomley, Global Head of Digital, Data and Development for HSBC’s Retail Banking and Wealth Management business.

Josh comments: “I’m delighted to welcome Jesper, Kate and Phil to HSBC. Between them they bring a wealth of experience in digital and ecommerce across a number of different industries which will be crucial as we continue to enhance our digital capabilities globally, improving the experience for millions of customer around the world.”

HSBC’s digital team has grown to over 5,500 worldwide and the bank is currently recruiting more than 1,000 roles to support its digital evolution globally.

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