Speaker Profile

Stuart Pearce

Chief Executive Officer & Director General
Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Prior to his current appointment, Stuart Pearce had a long and successful career in international banking and financial services with HSBC in the Middle East, North America, Asia and Europe.

In 1992, he was appointed CEO of HSBC Private Banking Europe and Middle East, directly overseeing HSBC’s Private Banking operations in Switzerland and London.

In 1997, he was appointed Chief Executive and Country Manager at HSBC Japan.  During his tenure, he was also Chairman of the International Bankers Association in Japan, and a member of the board of HSBC Securities and the British Chamber of Commerce.

In 2001, Stuart Pearce was appointed HSBC’s Head of Corporate Banking in the UK, and, in 2002, he took up the new appointment of CEO of HSBC Investment Management, in which he designed and implemented a strategy to create an integrated investment management business.

He retired from HSBC in May 2005 and was appointed Chief Executive and Director General of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority.  The Centre is designed to attract international financial services institutions and major multi-national corporations to share in a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with Qatar.

Profile as of 6/1/2009