24 SAN­DRA STU­ART

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

CEO, HSBC CANADA PRE­VI­OUSLY #24, 2014 –

Stu­art is a text­book

case of pro­mot­ing from within. The Van­cou­ver na­tive started as a part­time teller with HSBC Canada more than 37 years ago, and in 2015 she be­came the first fe­male CEO of a ma­jor Cana­dian bank—and the only CEO of a big bank based west of Toronto. As part of HSBC’S global lead­er­ship team, Stu­art has ad­vo­cated the multi­na­tional’s strate­gic sup­port for a low-car­bon econ­omy; in April, HSBC an­nounced it would no longer fi­nance new oil sands projects or pipe­lines.

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