Tony Cripps is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SABB, the leading international bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was appointed in May 2021. He also chairs the ESG Saudi Banks Advisory Committee.
Before his current role, Tony Cripps was the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Singapore, the leading international bank in Singapore supporting retail, business, corporate and institutional banking customers through its network of local branches and offices
Tony has worked in banking for more than 30 years, with management roles in institutional banking, treasury, trading and sales businesses, transaction banking, information technology and operations.
He first joined HSBC in 1986 as a floor trader for the Sydney Futures Exchange and went on to manage Australia’s derivatives business before being appointed Head of Foreign Exchange and Rates Strategy for HSBC Asia Pacific. In the early 1990’s Tony worked with Sydney University pioneering predictive neural network programmes, an early adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which was later commercialized. The research paper was published by the London School of Economics.
From 2000 to 2006, Tony was based in Hong Kong as Head of e-Commerce for HSBC Asia Pacific and then in London as Head of e-Commerce, Global Banking and Markets for the HSBC Group. In 2006, Tony returned to Australia as Head of Global Markets, subsequently taking up the expanded role of Head of Global Banking and Markets. When he became CEO of HSBC Australia in 2013, the bank experienced a period of significant growth under his leadership. Prior to this, Tony was President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Philippines between 2010 and 2012, where he also served as Chairman of HSBC Savings Bank and HSBC Insurance Brokers, Inc., Chairman and Trustee of HSBC Retirement Trust Fund, Inc. and Director of OCLP Holdings, Inc. Later on, he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Singapore in 2016, and as HSBC Group General Manager in 2016.