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Balasubramanian Ganesh

HSBC Technology
Global RBWM CIO & Global Head of Application Development & Maintenance
In his role as Global CIO RBWM, Ganesh leads technology teams for HSBC’s Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) business. As Chairman of HSBC Software Development India, he mentors technology teams across various financial domains to build cutting edge software solutions that leverage modern technologies like cloud, biometrics, Blockchain, AI, etc. He has been with HSBC for over 2 years and has been instrumental in driving the digital transformation journey for HSBC’s global IT function, embedding DevOps and Agile, and new ways of working.

Ganesh has over 30 years of global industry experience and has been involved in diverse and challenging portfolios and initiatives; from driving large integration programmes to setting up the foundation of global delivery models and IT strategies at global financial institutions.

Prior to HSBC, Ganesh worked with the Wipro Ltd. as the Chief Executive of its Products & Solutions Business. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Lloyds Banking Group, where he transformed their application delivery, built a global delivery team and led the UK’s largest banking divestment programme. Before joining Lloyds, Ganesh was IT Director and CTO at Aviva, and held senior IT roles at National Australia Bank (Europe), KPMG and the Tata Group.

Ganesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial engineering as well as an MBA. He is a recipient of the coveted UK Financial Services Technology award for outstanding individual achievement in recognition of contributions to UK Financial Services and to the IT industry.