Stuart Lawson

CEO, HSBC Russia

Stuart Lawson joined HSBC Russia in March 2008 as CEO. He has been closely involved in the evolution of Russian banking, beginning in 1995 when he joined Citibank Russia as the bank’s President. In 2000, he became the First Senior Advisor and subsequently Chairman of DeltaBank (later bought by GE Money). After working briefly as a Director of Trust Bank in 2003, Mr Lawson became the first foreigner to be executive chairman of a Russian owned bank, Bank Soyuz, in 2004.

Since 2008, Mr Lawson has been a member of the supervisory board of the Russian Regional Bankers Association.

Mr Lawson graduated from Oxford University (Pembroke College) with a Bachelor degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.