John Flint (businessman)

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John Flint
John Michael Flint

June 1968 (age 50)
Yorkshire, England
EducationGiggleswick School
Alma materPortsmouth Polytechnic
Years active1989 – present
Salary£2.9 million (2017)[1]
TermFebruary 2018-
PredecessorStuart Gulliver

John Michael Flint (born June 1968) is a British banking businessman, serving as group chief executive (CEO) of HSBC from February 2018, having succeeded Stuart Gulliver.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

John Flint was born in June 1968.[4] He was educated at Dhahran Academy and Giggleswick School.[5] Flint grew up in Yorkshire in the early 1970s before moving to Saudi Arabia at the age of 7 where he attended elementary school when his father was a university professor. He returned to Yorkshire to go to boarding school.[6][7] He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Portsmouth Polytechnic.[5]


He joined HSBC in 1989 as international officer, and spent 14 years developing markets in Asia. In 2004, he integrated all of HSBC's investment activities under HSBC Global Asset Management umbrella.[8] In 2006, Flint was promoted Group Treasurer, and Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Global Markets MENA in 2008.[9] In 2010, Flint became the CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management.[10] In 2012, he was named chief of staff to the group's CEO, in charge of strategy and planning.[11] In January 2013, Flint became a managing director of HSBC and CEO of retail banking and wealth management (RBWM).[12]

In October 2017, Flint was named CEO-designate of HSBC, and took over from Stuart Gulliver on 21 February 2018.[2][3][13]

Personal life[edit]

Flint is married, with two children.[5]

Flint competes in triathlon and Ironman competitions.[14]


  1. ^ "HSBC names insider John Flint as its £2.9m chief executive". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Martin Arnold, HSBC picks insider John Flint as chief executive,, 12 October 2017
  3. ^ a b Jon Yeomans , HSBC names John Flint as new chief executive,, 12 October 2017
  4. ^ "John Michael FLINT - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "John Flint - HSBC Holdings plc". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ "HSBC picks insider John Flint to end Stuart Gulliver's toxic reign". This is Money. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  7. ^ "HSBC makes what looks to be the safe choice with Flint call". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-04-17. (Subscription required (help)).
  8. ^ Ruth Sullivan,John Flint: HSBC career man pulls up investment business,, 8 August 2010
  9. ^ Official biography of John Flint,
  10. ^ Katy Barnato, HSBC lines up Flint for asset management role,, 2 November 2009
  11. ^ Mark Cobley, HSBC reshuffles senior asset-management ranks,, 14 October 2011
  12. ^ HSBC names new head of retail banking as Thurston retires,, 3 December 2012
  13. ^ "John Flint: the HSBC lifer who quietly made his way to the top". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  14. ^ "HSBC's New Boss Is an Endurance Athlete Who Steers Clear of Twitter". 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2018-04-16.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Stuart Gulliver
Group Chief Executive of HSBC Group
21 February 2018 – present