The appointment marks a notable career of the NOVA alumnus in one of the world’s largest banks.
António Simões has been chosen as deputy chief executive of HSBC Bank plc and head of UK bank.
This appointment confirms a rapid career ascension of the Portuguese executive - an alumnus of Nova School of Business and Economics - in one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.
Antonio joined HSBC in 2007 from McKinsey & Co, where he was a partner in their London office working in financial services. He led HSBC's Group Strategy and M&A activities and in October 2009 assumed responsibilities for Planning and Chief of Staff to the Group CEO, relocating to Hong Kong for two years. He was appointed a Group General Manager in 2011 and since the beginning of 2012 has led the Retail Banking and Wealth Management business for Europe.