The group chairman of HSBC Holding, Green is connected to several political and business hotshots across the world.
March 22, 2009 4:51 by Aarti Nagraj
In February this year, 500 businessmen and politicians gathered at the Natural History Museum in the UK to have dinner with the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao. Sitting at the table alongside Jiabao was Stephen Green.
While Jiabao has blamed the West for the global financial crisis, he promised that China will remain open for business with Britain. Jiabao later called his visit to Europe as “a journey of confidence.”
HSBC is one of the biggest foreign banks in China, and earlier this month, said that it plans to increase its outlets from 82 to 100 in 2009, and hire 1,000 employees to support the expansion. HSBC China’s pretax profit increased 85.2 percent last year to reach $320 million.