Roland Emmans

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Head of Technology

Roland is a passionate technophile, and has a mission to get under the skin of as many tech businesses as possible and help them develop. Roland believes banking is more than just offering debt - it is about sharing expertise, ideas, contacts, and innovative finance solutions. Roland’s aim is to help you, the shareholder, and your company achieve your objectives.

Before joining HSBC, Roland was RBS’s UK Tech Sector leader for two years, and prior to that spent four years leading RBS’ South Technology Team. Roland has 20+ years banking experience, working in corporate banking, treasury, cash management, leverage finance, and investment banking (DCM & ECM). Outside of work Roland can often be found messing about in boats or on the rugby field coaching and refereeing.

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Anna O’Brien

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Director, Technology

The Technology industry is dynamic and constantly evolving and is one of HSBC’s key global growth areas. It is the future and is becoming a key aspect for all businesses and Anna feels very fortunate to be able to work in such a fast-paced industry. The team aims to become a trusted partner to tech firms across the UK, using their relationships and broad industry perspectives to help them grow through networking, global expansion, shared experience or helping with specific financial concerns.

Previously, Anna has worked in Structured Finance and Debt Capital Markets, helping businesses achieve their personal and business ambitions whether this is through M&A, accessing debt or equity capital markets or supporting day to day growth needs.

Outside of work, Anna enjoys travelling with her husband, food and practicing yoga.

anna.obrien@hsbc.com

To find out more about how our Technology team could help your business, email Roland or Anna and they will arrange a time to speak.

anna.obrien@hsbc.com

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