Diane Reyes
Global Head of Payments and Cash Management, HSBC

It's because of people like Diane Reyes that multinational companies are able to transact smoothly and safely with one another. The global payments and cash management division she heads at HSBC operates in over 60 countries and territories and generates $7.1 billion in revenue. It clears the most transactions in British pounds of any bank in the world, and ranks third for clearing services in U.S. dollars.

Reyes is also sharing her expertise outside the company, with an eye to improving the security and efficacy of global payments systems. For example, she is helping spur research and debate around nonbank financial institutions getting involved in clearing and settlement services through her role on the Payments Risk Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

A former Citigroup executive, Reyes joined HSBC in September 2011 and assumed additional responsibilities this year that include oversight of the digital strategy for the Global Banking & Markets and Commercial Banking units and of the resolution and recovery payments planning team.

Reyes is the executive sponsor of the Women's Accelerated Development Program at HSBC's global commercial bank, which offers targeted development for senior women with a goal of achieving promotions within 18 months. The program has helped define HSBC's approach to grooming talent. Membership now includes more than 200 people, including about 20 from Reyes' teams.

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