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Kim Sgarlata

Group Chief Executive Officer



Kim has over 20 years of experience in financial services. She held the positions of Global Head of Strategic Programme Development and Global Head of Wholesale Transformation at HSBC from 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Before that, she spent 9 years at Capco, a global management consultancy, where she was partner for 8 years. Kim has also held roles at Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and State Street. Kim is a successful client relationship manager and people leader with demonstrated leadership skills and extensive experience in change delivery. As a career management consultant practitioner, Kim has formulated business models and strategies, executed large-scale change programmes and motivated teams to achieve common goals.

During her time at HSBC, Kim spearheaded the transformation of the Commercial Bank. This resulted in the launch of new businesses, increased margins resulting from cost reduction initiatives, higher client retention rates, capital savings, reduced operational risks and enhanced regulatory compliance.

Kim excels in facilitating the transition of teams to agile operational methods and embedding ESG-linked behavioural changes. She has a wealth of experience in overseeing large teams and investment budgets to strategically transform major financial institutions.

In addition to her professional achievements, Kim is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Her achievements have earned her recognition as a finalist for the Women in Banking & Finance Award for Achievement and the British LGBT Awards Corporate Rising Star award.

Kim earned her Bachelor's Degree in Science in Business Management from the University of Tennessee and completed the Imperial Sustainability Executive Leadership Programme at Imperial College Business School in the UK.


Kim's loyalty to her Tennessee roots shines through in her love for country music. Her weekends are best spent with her wife and children, entertaining friends and gardening.