|Trini joins top global bank |
Saturday, August 16 2008
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TRINIDADIAN Dexter Webb has joined respected global financial institution Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) as digital content marketing manager, overseeing the team that develops content for marketing the bank’s personal financial services products via digital channels. He reports to the head of customer digital marketing and is based at HSBC’s headquarters in Canary Wharf in London.
Named after its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between China and Europe, HSBC’s international network comprises around 9,500 offices in 85 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. Webb said of his new posting: “This role is a logical progression of my past roles in online and digital media and satisfies my interest in marketing and product development.”
He added: “It’s an exciting time to be involved with digital generally, and the chance to work in digital marketing at HSBC is a welcome challenge. The marketing team here is outstanding.” With assets of US$2,547 billion at June 30, 2008, the HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as “the world’s local bank”.
Webb worked previously at Haymarket Media Group in London as a digital editor responsible for content strategy and evaluating digital commercial opportunities.
He is a former news assistant and personal-finance reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York.
He later worked for the Journal’s online unit, WSJ.com, the largest paid-subscription news website. At various times, he was an interactive-news editor of WSJ.com’s personal finance, media & marketing, Asia and Europe coverage. He also has interned in the product development department at FT.com, the Financial Times’ website, in London. Webb was at one time a business reporter for a local newspaper. Before that he was supervisor of operations on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
He majored in English literature at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, graduated in 1998 with first class honours and was awarded the Humanities Faculty Prize and the history department’s Dr Eric Williams Award for Excellence.
He received a master’s degree in 2001 from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, the home of the Pulitzer Prizes, where he was a fellow in international journalism. Last year, he received an MBA in finance and marketing from Oxford University. Originally from L’Anse Mitan Road, Carenage, he currently resides in Greenwich, London.