People moves: Santander hires HSBC's Simões as regional head of Europe

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People moves: Santander hires HSBC's Simões as regional head of Europe

Santander, the Spanish international banking group, announced today the appointment of António Simões, currently head of global private banking at HSBC, as its regional head of Europe. Simões joins Santander from HSBC, where he has led a number of businesses over the past 13 years in London and Hong Kong, at a time when the Spanish bank is focused on reducing its overheads in the UK and Europe by €1bn. Simões will be a member of the Group management committee and report to the Group CEO...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.