HSBC Chairman shares his success story at Hertfordshire Business School's summer event

12 July 2018

Chairman of HSBC, Jon Symonds visits Hertfordshire Business School and gives a keynote talk on the economic importance of the financial services to the UK.

On Wednesday 4 July, Hertfordshire Business School hosted its annual end of year summer reception and Jonathan (Jon) Symonds, a Hertfordshire alumnus and Chairman of HSBC plc, gave a keynote talk on the economic importance of the financial services sector to the UK. The reception included industry guests from Hertfordshire based companies such as Tesco, MBDA and Computacenter as well as the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

Jon graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in the 1970s with a first class degree in Business Finance. Since his graduation, he has enjoyed a successful career in the finance industry, with numerous senior leadership roles in a variety of companies including KPMG, Goldman Sachs and now HSBC plc.

Professor Damian Ward, Dean of Hertfordshire Business School, said:

'It was a great pleasure to welcome Jon back to Hertfordshire Business School. Jon gave great insight into the current financial climate and offered some excellent advice for our students who aspire, one day, to be business leaders.'

Jon joined Professor Ward on the lawn to meet Business School staff and students who looked to Jon for some advice about entering the working world. The summer reception concluded with a BBQ, live jazz from the Diminished Quartet and mouth-watering flavours of ice cream by Hitchin business Ice Baby served from a vintage Honda ice cream van.

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The summer reception is the culmination of Hertfordshire Business School’s regular events programme that runs throughout the year.  Find out more about Business Academy's events, workshops and executive training.


Bridget French