Colin Bell


Colin Bell was named Chief Executive of HBEU (HSBC Europe and HSBC Bank plc) in February of 2021. Prior to this, Bell was Group Chief Compliance Officer, HSBC. He joined HSBC in July 2016 and was appointed a Group Managing Director in March 2017.

Mr Bell previously worked at UBS, where he was Head of Compliance and Operational Risk Control. He has more than 10 years of experience in managing risk and financial crime, following 16 years in the British Army.

During his time in the Army, Mr Bell held a variety of command and staff appointments, including operational tours of Iraq and Northern Ireland, time in the Ministry of Defence, a NATO appointment and completion of the Advanced Command and Staff Course.

He joined UBS Investment Bank in January 2007, becoming the Global Head of Operational Risk Control in 2011. In January 2014, he was appointed the Global Head of Compliance (Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance) and Operational Risk Control for UBS.




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