UBC Sauder Faculty Advisory Board member Sandra Stuart recently spoke to BC Business magazine about her evolution from bank teller to President and CEO of HSBC Canada.


Sandra Stuart’s remarkable rise from bank teller to president and CEO of HSBC Canada was recently chronicled in BC Business magazine. Stuart, who first joined HSBC as a teller in 1982, worked her way through the ranks and took progressive roles in Toronto, Brazil, Chicago and Vancouver before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Five years later she became one of the first women to head a major bank in Canada—an appointment widely recognized in an industry that continues to be dominated by men.

Stuart’s global experience at HSBC—an institution which allows customers to conduct their business seamlessly around the world—enables her to provide an international perspective to the UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board. The board consists of 33 high-level executives who not only advise the dean, management and faculty on strategies and programs, but also build the school’s relationships and networks both nationally and internationally. The board also has a China Advisory Council consisting of 11 members who advise the school on China-focused strategies.