HSBC Holdings PLC has announced senior management appointments within the HSBC Group.

Aman Mehta has been appointed deputy chairman of the British Bank of the Middle East, to be based in Dubai, effective Oct. 30. Mr. Mehta is currently chairman and chief executive of HSBC Holdings Inc., New York.

Mr. Mehta will be succeeded by James H. Cleave, who has been named chief executive, HSBC Americas Inc. Mr. Cleave will retain his current responsibilities as president and chief executive of Marine Midland Bank, Buffalo. His appointment is also effective Oct. 30.

Mr. Mehta will divide his time between HSBC Americas' head office in New York and that of Marine Midland in Buffalo.

Colin Bamford, currently chief executive of HongKongBank Japan, has been appointed senior executive vice president, HSBC Americas Inc., effective Nov. 12. As was announced in February, Mr. Bamford will be succeeded in Japan by Clint Marshall, who is currently based in Hong Kong.

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