Surendra Rosha, HSBC’s Group Managing Director and Co-CEO for Asia Pacific arrived in the country on an official visit recently. During his visit, Rosha met Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Treasury Secretary, Mahinda Siriwardena and discussed on how the international bank can further support the country.
He also met key clients of the bank and discussed their challenges and on how the bank is equipped to support customers during these challenging times.
During his brief visit, Rosha opened HSBC’s newly refurbished branch at Union Place that has been upgraded to a fully-fledged Premier Centre and is one of the first branches to adopt HSBC’s new brand architecture that will be rolled out globally. It is also the third Premier Centre in the bank’s local franchise that is equipped to serve the growing emerging affluent customers in Sri Lanka. Rosha was joined by Mark Surgenor, CEO of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives, senior management, and staff at the opening.
The branch, which is centrally located at No. 163, Union Place, Colombo 2, was opened in 2001 and presently serves a diverse portfolio of retail banking customers. With the new improvements, HSBC hopes to provide customers with an inclusive banking service, and attract potential new customers with its Premier banking proposition and worldwide banking services, within the expanding central business hub of Colombo. HSBC also operates a Premier Banking Centre in Pellawatte and its flagship Premier Centre at Flower Road, Colombo 7.