Vivek Ramachandran

Global Head of Product and Propositions, Global Trade and Receivables Finance

Vivek Ramachandran is the Global Head of Product and Propositions for HSBC's Trade and Receivables Finance business.

Prior to joining HSBC, Vivek was co-founder and CEO of VTA, a boutique advisory firms working with banks across Europe and Asia.

Vivek was previously Managing Director of International Product at Barclays responsible for the full suite of Corporate Banking products outside the UK. He was responsible for integrating and growing the Corporate Banking business across 14 markets in Africa, establishing new operations in Asia and the US, and restructuring the legacy portfolios across Europe and the Middle East. Vivek joined Barclays in 2008 to run the UK Cash and Trade business. His role was later extended to cover both the Global Cash and Trade businesses, where he led the build out of Barclays’ Transaction Banking platforms globally.

Vivek joined Barclays from Lloyds Banking Group, where he held various senior management positions including Head of Group Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for the Corporate Markets business. He began his career as a management consultant with Marakon Associates, covering Financial Services clients across Europe, Asia and the US. Vivek has a Ph.D in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA where he received the University’s highest recognition awards for his teaching and research accomplishments.