HSBC appoints former GE executive as global head of data engineering

HSBC appoints former GE executive as global head of data engineering
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20 May, 2019

Britain-headquartered multinational banking and financial services giant HSBC has appointed Pradeep Menon as the managing director and global head of data engineering for its technology division.

Menon previously served as the vice president and chief data officer at General Electric (GE) Digital for more than two years. 

Menon joined HSBC Technology in March, his LinkedIn profile shows, and the company separately confirmed the development. He is based in Hyderabad and is leading a global team spread across countries such as Argentina, Canada, Mainland China, France, India, Hong Kong, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, UK and the US. Menon has been tasked with helping the bank fulfill its data ambitions and chalk out its strategic data roadmap.

According to a report in The Economic Times, which first reported the development, Menon will report to B Ganesh, the India head of HSBC Technology, and Rakshit Kapoor, the group chief data officer for HSBC.

At GE, Menon led the data analytics, data product development and innovation functions across offices in India, Hungary, the US and Saudi Arabia.

Menon, who is an MBA graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, also worked in several business units of GE including healthcare, aviation, power, renewable energy, oil and financial services among others.

Before joining GE, Menon served as the global analytics head of the Maersk Group and was also the site head for Mumbai operations. In that role, he drove strategy, transformation and delivery of analytics in different business units of the company spread across India, China and the Philippines. 

Before that, Menon worked for Dell for over seven years in various roles starting from the position of an area manager in October 2006. He was soon promoted to senior area manager. He left the company as the director of business analytics.

Menon has also worked in consultant roles with companies such as Honeywell and Oracle.