Sue Ann Tay Asia 2022

Sue Anne Tay is Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff for HSBC in Singapore.

She works closely with the CEO and businesses to develop and execute HSBC’s strategic vision and business development plans for Singapore. Priorities include growing Singapore as an ASEAN hub; deliver on the bank’s sustainability and net zero agenda, driving a digitalization agenda, and scaling up Singapore as offshore wealth hub. Tay has spent over a decade in diverse roles across HSBC’s Group operations. She served as HSBC’s group strategy lead for RMB (renminbi) internationalization, where she designed and implemented the bank’s RMB business strategy across its global network. She was also based in Shanghai for over five years driving China’s organic business in mainland China.

As a champion of next-generation thought leadership, Tay chairs one of HSBC’s largest Employee Resource Group – Generations – made up of 10k members, focused on inter-generational diversity.

Outside of HSBC, she co-leads Young China Watchers (YCW), a non-profit whose mission is to foster a network of 5,000 China-focused young professionals across Asia, Europe and the US as future China thought leaders.

In a personal capacity, she has launched documentary platforms and, which have been featured in the Financial Times, the Guardian and Asia Society.

Through her roles as WEF Young Global Leader and Global Director for Young China Watchers, she has been actively engaged on issues close to her heart including China’s evolving global role, ASEAN economic development, sustainable finance and female leadership in private/public sectors.