Michael Ellam, CB is Global Head of Public Sector Banking in HSBC’s Global Banking Division, where he is responsible for client coverage of governments, supranationals, Multilateral Development Banks, national policy banks and government agencies. Prior to joining HSBC in December 2013, Mr Ellam served between 2009-2013 as Director-General International Finance at the UK Treasury and Deputy to the Chancellor for International Affairs. He was the senior UK Treasury representative to the G7 and G20 Finance Deputies, and the European Union Economic and Finance Committee. He was Chairman of the European Union Financial Services Committee 2011-2013. In a 20-year career at the UK Treasury, he also served as Director of Policy, Head of Debt and Reserves Management and press secretary to the Chancellor. He was the UK Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman between 2007- 2009 and was the UK Treasury representative at the British Embassy in Beijing between 1996-1998. He was awarded a CB by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2014 New Year’s Honour’s list for services to international finance policy.
He has degrees in economics from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.