Martin Vrany, since 2013 the Regional Compliance Chief Operating Officer at HSBC Bank Middle East - in charge of Compliance services built for the universal banking franchise of HSBC in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. Seasoned banking professional with 30 years of experience in international banking across Europe, US, Middle East, and the Sub-continent - 11 years with today’s Unicredit Group, 19 years with HSBC. On aggregate 14 years served in Prague, 16 years abroad in various roles and locations.
Hired by HSBC in 2002 to return from London to Prague as the COO and CRO of the bank’s consumer finance venture in Central Europe. Continued the work for HSBC in the Czech Republic and Slovakia until 2012 as the country COO, and later as the country CRO.
Post the Deferred Prosecution Agreement between HSBC and the Department of Justice of the US transferred to Dubai as the regional Compliance COO to build a modern suite of Compliance services in the MENAT region - creating infrastructure, processes and control environment for both Financial Crime Compliance and Regulatory Conduct. This created market-leading capabilities for Transaction Monitoring, Sanctions Screening, AB&C, Customer Due Diligence, Regulatory Conduct, Electronic Surveillance and Compliance Advisory.