Biography of our speakers: Philippe Henry

Senior Advisor, Paris Europlace

Philippe Henry is a senior corporate & investment banking professional with more than 35 years transactional experience and expertise in financing, risk management and structuring of debt and equity-based solutions. Until recently he was the Head of Global Banking for Europe, Middle East & Africa at HSBC.

He played an active role in building extending stakeholder relationships with senior clients, regulators and third parties. Adept at thinking ahead and ready to embrace new, challenging, yet ultimately rewarding ways of driving business, including Financial, non-Financial Risk & Conduct, and encouraging the building of the healthiest human system in our banking industry. He was also a key business sponsor of the HSBCs Digital Transformation effort.

Convinced that Fintech, technology, analytics, big data and AI have the potential to transform the financial services industry into a leaner and more customer focused organisation, in July 2021 he launched Dewenson Partners, a Management Consulting & Venture Capital company, based in London and Paris, helping Strategic Investors, Private Equity, Entrepreneurs, Boards and Executive Committees to create value in Financial Services.

Philippe is Chair of the Advisory Board of Kyriba, a leading global Fintech company, a Board Member of CDC Croissance Tech Premium, an investment arm of Caisse des Depots specialized in equity investments in French Tech leaders, a member of the Advisory Board of Cranemore Partners, a financial advisory entity based in Abu Dhabi focusing on infrastructure and energy sectors. He is also a Senior Advisor to Paris-Europlace, the French Financial Center association. He has been a Member of the Board of HSBC Investment Bank Holdings Ltd and Chairman of the Board of HSBC Factoring as well as a Member of the HSBC Bank plc Executive Committee and Risk Committee. He has a large experience as a board member of several business units and legal entities within the HSBC Group. Fully certified by the FCA as SMF 6 – Head of Key Business Areas. Philippe was a member of the Global Banking & Markets Exco.