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HSBC appoints Symonds

HSBC Holdings has appointed Jonathan Symonds, former finance director of pharmaceuticals giant Novartis, as chairman of its UK and European arm HSBC Bank.

He will also become non-executive director of the parent group. Mr Symonds has previously held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, AstraZeneca and KPMG and was finance director at Novartis from 2009 to 2013.

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