HSBC plucks sustainability banker from BNPP
UK bank takes former White House policy intern from French rival
HSBC has hired Anjuli Pandit as head of sustainable bonds in EMEA and the Americas from BNP Paribas, where she was primary markets sustainability manager.
Pandit (pictured) had been with BNP Paribas since 2016, when she joined the French bank as UK head of sustainability. She moved into her most recent role, handling sustainable financing across debt capital markets, in 2018.
Before that, she worked in a variety of communications, public policy and consultancy roles, including at Tata Group in Mumbai. Earlier in her career, she worked as a project manager for former US vice-president Al Gore's The Climate Project, launching its Indian chapter in 2008, as an intern at the International Energy Agency in Paris and as a policy outreach intern at the White House during the administration of president Barack Obama.
In her new role at HSBC in London, Pandit will work closely with the EMEA debt capital markets team and in the US with Patrice Altongy, head of DCM Americas, according to a memo sent to staff on Friday by Adam Bothamley, global co-head of DCM.
Her predecessor in this role, Farnam Bidgoli, is moving to a leading position within the bank's strategic solutions group, as head of ESG solutions in EMEA.
Pandit will report to Bothamley but will also be "accountable" to Bidgoli with regard to HSBC's "broader ESG offering in EMEA", according to the memo.