Martin Glynn

About Martin Glynn

Non-Exec Director, StAAR Inc. Director

Martin Glynn is the Former President & CEO of HSBC Bank Canada and HSBC Bank USA. Glynn is an internationally recognized business leader in trade, international banking and finance.  He is also an active community champion. His career began with a summer job at Williams Deacons Bank (London). He holds a BA (Economics) from Carleton University and an MBA (Finance & International Business) from the Sauder School of Business (UBC).

Commencing in 1972, he worked with Export Development Corporation, first in the summers, and then full time from 1976-1982. In 1982, he joined Hongkong Bank (now HSBC  Bank Canada) as Assistant Vice-President, Business Development & Trade Finance.  Over the years, he rose through the ranks, and in 1999 was appointed President, CEO and Director of HSBC Bank Canada, a position he held until 2003.  He held the position of Group General Manager, HSBC Holdings plc from 2001 – 2006.

As part of HSBC’s alignment strategy in North America, he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, HSBC North America Inc in 2002 and was President & CEO of HSBC Bank USA from 2003 until his retirement in 2006.  He continues to sit as a Director of several organizations, including Husky Energy Inc., VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited, Hathor Exploration Limited and MF Global Limited.  A strong community supporter, he is also currently a Director of the American Associates of the National Galleries of Scotland (New York), Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital Foundation and is a Former Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

As the Jarislowsky fellow, his schedule included student activities, in-class and public lectures, luncheons, receptions and a variety of other opportunities for students, faculty and alumni to learn from him throughout the academic year.