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MD podcast S3E4 Howard Bell
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S3 – E4: Howard Bell

Martin Hartley is back with another episode of The MD Podcast, joined by Howard Bell. It’s an insightful conversation about overcoming professional challenges, having the courage to take risks, and staying true to your values. Howard Bell is new Head of Banking and Capital Market Solutions at emagine and former MD, GBM Business Services Head of Transformation at HSBC.

Season 3 Episode 3 with Ron Lay, MD - Global Head of SME and Digital Channels at HSBC
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S3 – E3: Ron Lay

Ron Lay, MD – Global Head of SME and Digital Channels at HSBC
He talks about his studies and how he got his first job in Silicon Valley and how he now inspires and motivates his team.

Season 3 Episode 2 with Pete Healey, CEO of eFinancialCareers
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S3 E2: Pete Healey

Pete Healey, CEO of eFinancialCareers
In this episode of the MD podcast, host Martin Hartley chats with Pete Healey, CEO of eFinancialCareers. They discuss how Pete’s initial move to sales didn’t go as expected and how he’s found exactly what he’s meant to be doing despite all the bumps in the road.

Season 3 Episode 1 with Clare Smallwood, Lead PMO at HSBC
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S3 E1: Clare Smallwood

Clare Smallwood, Lead PMO at HSBC
In this episode of The MD Podcast, host Martin Hartley talks to Clare Smallwood, Lead PMO at HSBC, covering various employment topics, from being made redundant twice a year to why your environment is so important when looking at your career.

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S2 E6: Duncan Beach

Duncan Beach, Managing Director, Global Head Process Engineering & Automation at HSBC
In this episode of The MD Podcast, host Martin Hartley talks to Duncan Beach, Managing Director, Global Head of Process Engineering & Automation at HSBC, about his career starting in the dotcom era and progressing all the way to his current MD position.

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S2 E5: Daniela Klasen-Martin

Daniela Klasen-Martin, Managing Director, CEO of Credit Suisse Fund Management S.A.
In this episode, Martin chats to Daniela Klasen-Martin, about her impressive career and all the choices she made along the journey to CEO.

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S2 E4: David Shaw

Development Practice Lead at emagine
In this episode, David Shaw, Development Practice Lead at emagine Consulting, joins us to share his insights on what it takes to build and manage a best-in-class development team.

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S2 E3: Stefano Salvi

Risk Practice Lead at emagine
Born and raised in Italy, having studied in South Africa and settled in the UK, episode 3’s guest Stefano Salvi, emagine’s Risk Practice Lead, is both well travelled and well equipped to talk us through his colourful and successful career path.

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S2 E2: Nicholas Foster

Head of the Agile practice at emagine
In episode 2, our very own Nicholas Foster, Head of emagine’s Agile practice, highlights the importance of strong relationships at work – paying homage to his own leadership mentors.

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S2 E1: Georgina Jaratt

Global Head of Transformation, Digital and Innovation at HSBC
To kick off the second season, we sat down with Georgina. Expect frank discussions about leadership, teamwork, and the importance of taking risks.

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S1 E10: Omo Osagiede

Technical Delivery Manager for MUFG
Omo talks about his love for the tech sector, stories of his early career, and his most valuable advice for the younger generation.

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S1 E9: John Rutledge

Director of Business Management at Mizuho Securities
John joins us for episode 9. Listen to stories about his Japanese-American identity, the early days of digitisation, and the challenges of leading teams in a post-pandemic world.

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S1 E8: Alaistair Sharp

MD, Credit Suisse
Alaistair delves deep into his career journey. Hear how he’s navigated losses, downturns, and redundancies to build a lasting career in the financial services sector.

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S1 E7: Simon Olenka

Regional Head (UK and Middle East) at BNP Paribas Security Services
Being self-aware, bringing who you are into the workplace, and making a positive impact on society is what successful leadership looks like. Listen to Simon share his insights and tell us what’s helped him get to his role today.

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S1 E6: Dax Grant

CIO, Global Operations at HSBC
Dax takes us into the world of C-Suite roles with relatable talks of mum-guilt and her humble beginnings. She shares the importance of celebrating small wins, talks us through her day-to-day role, and gives advice for young professionals.

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S1 E5: Gaurav Gooptu

Managing Director at BNP Paribas
Gaurav shares his insight into cross-border banking – from the mindset he looks for in a banker, to the importance of teamwork in competitive fields. You’ll be inspired to grow your career.

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S1 E4: Conor Murphy

Director – MUFG Aviation Asset Finance, Banking & Sustainability
Conor joins us for episode 4. Tune in to hear everything from his childhood love of sport and the influence it’s had on him, to the disciplines that got him to where he is today.

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S1 E3: Luke Waddington

CEO and co-founder of Blue Fire AI
Tune in for a fascinating discussion about career growth, innovation, and the power of preparedness. In this episode, you’ll hear about Luke’s approach to learning, what success means in entrepreneurship, and how to spot new opportunities.

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S1 E2: Achaiah Thimmaiah

Portfolio Director, Strategic Industry Solutions at HSBC
We speak to Achaiah about his career at Dell, and his experience representing HSBC, navigating external stakeholders and commercialising ventures. He also shares valuable insights for those looking to strengthen their team and drive collaboration.

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Podcast: S1 E1: Sameer D’Mello

Sameer D’Mello, Former senior leader at HSBC
Sameer creates groundbreaking technology solutions for banks and FS businesses. Hear how his first love – aviation – pushed him to master systems development and gave him the skills he needed to navigate the dynamic financial sector.

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Specialising in providing business and technology services to the financial services sector, we power progress, solve challenges and deliver real results through tailored high-end consulting services and solutions.