Dan Howlett

Head of Large Corporates, UK , HSBC


Dan is Head of Large Corporates UK, and is responsible for delivering strategy and driving performance in UK Corporate Banking. He leads a team of over 300 colleagues in Corporate Banking Centres across the UK, including Leveraged Finance, Real Estate and Mid-Market Financial Sponsors.
Dan graduated from University of Exeter with a degree in History. Following university, he joined HSBC in 1990 on the investment banking graduate programme. Once the programme was completed, he moved on to work as a sovereign risk/financial institutions analyst for Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. Dan then spent several years in Leveraged Finance as a Director, undertaking buy-outs with a range of sponsors across the UK, before running Thames Valley Corporate Banking Centre. In 2006, Daniel became the Deputy Head of Corporate and Structured Banking for the UK, with overall responsibility for HSBC’s leverage and debt and equity capital markets activities for the UK corporate mid-market, a role subsequently extended to Europe. Finally in 2012 he took his current role as Head of Large Corporates, UK.
Dan is a keen speaker and actively promotes HSBC’s diversity programmes. As a husband and a father of two young sons, he is well aware of the importance of a healthy work/life balance, and continually encourages his team to continue to be flexible and understanding of personal circumstances outside of work.
Dan has worked his way up from a graduate role to a senior position in HSBC, and firmly believes that anyone is capable of achieving senior roles no matter what your background is. It is all about having the right attitude and working hard to meet your goals.

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