Gerald Keefe Head of Global Banking for the Americas, HSBC
Gerry Keefe is co-head of Global Banking Coverage, head of Global Banking for the Americas region and global head of Structured Finance within HSBC. In this role, he oversees the bank’s corporate and investment banking and capital markets activities across corporate and financial institution clients, private equity, asset managers, multinationals, private investors and public sector clients. As regional head, he is also responsible for leading HSBC’s efforts to support clients’ efforts to achieve their sustainability goals through unique transition solutions and advice. He chairs the Capital Approval Committee for the Americas region and has primary responsibility for balance sheet deployment in support of HSBC clients. Gerry sits on the HSBC USA ExCo and the Global Banking ExCo. He is the Chair to the Banking Americas Executive Committee, Banking Americas Conduct & Culture Committee and the Banking NAM and LAM Risk Oversight Committees. He also sits on the LAM Governance, HNAH Governance and Global Governance Committees.
Gerry is the executive sponsor for Women in Banking (WIB), a series of regional networks to support female progression and retention as well as accelerate the execution of DE&I ambitions in Global Banking. He is also the executive sponsor for the Resource for Employees of African and Caribbean Heritage (REACH), an employee resource group striving to create a more inclusive environment for all HSBC employees.
Prior to joining HSBC in 2021, Gerry had a 14-year career at Citi, including seven years in the Asia-Pacific region with responsibility for the region’s corporate banking efforts across 16 markets and Japan. Prior to moving to Asia, Gerry was in Capital Markets Origination leading the bank’s Global Securitized Products business. In his last role at Citi he was responsible for the bank’s global client coverage effort for the Treasury and Trade Solutions business.
Gerry serves on the board of A Better Chance, the oldest and only non-profit organization of its kind supporting access for high-performing middle and high school students of color to independent day schools, boarding schools and parochial schools. He also serves on the board of the Institute of International Bankers, which ensures that federal and state banking laws and regulations provide international banks operating in the United States with the same competitive opportunities as domestic banking organizations.
Gerry earned an BA from Tulane University in 1993 and a JD from George Washington University School of Law in 1998.