Douglas Flint

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Douglas Flint
Douglas Flint - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg
Flint at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in 2012
Born (1955-07-08) 8 July 1955 (age 61)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Occupation Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

Douglas Jardine Flint, CBE [1] is a British banking businessman. He is currently the Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings.[2]



Flint graduated with a bachelor's degree with honours in Accounting from the University of Glasgow. He also completed the PMD course at Harvard Business School in 1983. Flint is a member of a number of professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the British Association of Corporate Treasurers professional body and most recently, Institute of International Finance, where he now serves as Chairman of the Board. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.[1]


Flint started his career in Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), and was appointed a partner of the firm in 1988. He has an in depth knowledge of banking, treasury and securities trading operations, financial reporting of multinationals. He became Group Finance Director of HSBC in 1995. He was the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council's review of the Turnbull Guidance on Internal Control from 2004 to 2005 and was a member of The Accounting Standards Board and the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation from 2001 to 2004.[1]

In June 2006, in recognition to his services to the finance industry, he was appointed a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).[3]

Flint became chairman of HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, at the end of 2010.[4] [5] [6] [7] [8]


  1. ^ a b c "Executives biographies: Douglas Flint - HSBC Board of Directors". Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Harry Wilson. "Douglas Flint: HSBC's 'safe pair of hands' - Telegraph". Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Kevin Reed (21 June 2006). "Wyman and Flint lead honours - Accountancy Age". Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Rupert Steiner (24 September 2010). "Douglas Flint takes top job amid HSBC drama - Daily Mail Online". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Europe's top bank names new management". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ James Quinn (2 January 2011). "Banks plead for guidance on bonuses set to total £7bn - Telegraph". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Ben Perry (25 September 2010). "Europe's top bank HSBC unveils boardroom shake-up". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Jill Treanor (24 September 2010). "HSBC chief Mike Geoghegan ousted after brutal boardroom battle - The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 

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Business positions
Preceded by
Stephen Green
Group Chairman of HSBC Group
Succeeded by