Birgit is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at HSBC. She was previously Head of Private Banking Initiative, Global CMB, HSBC, and also held COO roles within Corporate Communications & Marketing and Corporate Development in HSBC’s GBM business.
Named one of The International Alliance for Women’s World of Difference Top 100 for 2012, European Diversity Awards Inspirational Role Model in 2012, and Women of the Future’s Mentor of the Year in 2009, Birgit has been actively involved in driving diversity efforts in the corporate world for a number of years. At HSBC she was founding co-chair of its Balance employee network for men and women as well as a founding member of the Women on the Wharf initiative linking up the financial and professional services firm’s gender networks in London’s Canary Wharf. She sits on leadership committee for Out on the Street, the global LGBT forum for financial services.
She previously served as UK Director for the Center for Talent Innovation, a non-profit think tank based in NY. Her financial services experience includes communications at Atos Euronext Market Solutions and a variety of roles at electronic broker Instinet. Prior to her work in financial services Birgit worked with book publisher Henry Holt and Company, branding agency Wunderman and restaurant chain Planet Hollywood in NY. Birgit also currently sits on the board of legal charity Advocates for International Development.
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