Douglas Flint CBE has been Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings since 2010. He began his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) and was then appointed a Partner of KPMG. Mr. Flint joined HSBC in 1995 and was appointed to the board as Group Finance Director. In addition to his other roles, Mr. Flint was appointed Chairman of the Institute of International Finance in 2012, is a member of both the Mayor of Beijing’s and the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders’ Advisory Councils and a member of the International Advisory Board of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. Mr. Flint also acts as an Independent External Member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board in the UK and, by invitation from the Prime Minister, a British Business Ambassador. In 2006, he was honored with a CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the finance industry.