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Board of Governors

Arjan van den Berkmortel

Arjan van den Berkmortel

Board Member

Arjan is a senior international banking executive with over 25 years of global banking and leadership experience. As a member of HSBC’s International Manager cadre, he has extensive cross-border banking knowledge and skills, particularly in trade finance, transaction, corporate and commercial banking. He also has an awareness and affinity in cultural diversity.

He is currently Director, Government Lending Schemes with HSBC in the UK, responsible for the delivery of the Government’s support programmes to the UK’s business community. He has held senior leadership roles in a variety of locations, serving in Hong Kong, Paris, and the Middle East. Arjan was also Chief Executive Officer in the Czech Republic, as well as Managing Director and Regional President to the Western United States where he led HSBC’s rapid expansion.

Arjan has broad non-executive Director experience covering Finance, Development and Sustainability. He was previously a non-executive Board Member at HSBC Poland and is currently a Trustee Director for Heart of the City, a London based charity promoting responsible business. He was also on the Inaugural Citizens Programme delivered by the US Homeland Security and the Metropolitan Police.

A Dutch national, Arjan speaks multiple languages. He enjoys travel, rugby, and surfing with his two children.