Mark E Tucker
Chairman of this year’s EBC; Group Chairman, HSBC, London
Mark Tucker was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc with effect from 1 September 2017, and assumed his role as non-executive Group Chairman on 1 October 2017. He also chairs the Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Asia and in the UK, including 25 years based in Hong Kong.
Mr Tucker was most recently Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group Limited (AIA). He joined AIA in July 2010 and spearheaded its world record-breaking initial public offering in Hong Kong in October 2010. Under Mr Tucker’s leadership, AIA became the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, covering 18 markets.
Prior to AIA, Mr Tucker held various senior management roles with Prudential plc. He was the founding Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia Limited from 1994 to 2003, expanding its geographic portfolio from three to 12 markets. Mr Tucker was also on the Board of Prudential plc for 10 years, serving as its Group Chief Executive from 2005 to 2009. From 2004 to 2005 Mr Tucker was Group Finance Director, HBOS plc.
Mr Tucker served on the Court of The Bank of England as a non-executive director from June 2009 to May 2012, where he was a member of both its Financial Stability and Audit and Risk Committees. From November 2012 to April 2017 he was an independent nonexecutive director of the Goldman Sachs Group.
Mr Tucker is Chairman of TheCityUK, non-executive Chairman of Discovery Limited and an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He serves on the Asia Business Council and the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Edinburgh Festival International. Mr Tucker was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in May 2018.
Mr Tucker qualified as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) in 1985.
He is married with two children and his interests include football and the arts.