Desmond has extensive global financial services experience having spent 10 years in Asia in the financial hubs of Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai and also worked in New York, Dubai and Athens. Desmond’s expertise spans across institutional investors, retail and corporate banking, strategy and mergers & acquisitions.
He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and started his career with HSBC as one of their fast-tracked, globally mobile executives. He excels in building relationships and has a proven ability to be highly impactful across multiple businesses, sectors and geographies.
Since relocating back to the UK he worked with a tech partner business focused on startups. Desmond is a trustee of Newborns Vietnam, a charity which improves neonatal care in South-East Asia. A self-confessed car fanatic, he is an avid cyclist and is also fascinated by other cultures, travelling whenever possible.