Rami Hayek joined the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in June 2020 as Senior Advisor in the External Department. In this role, Mr Hayek helps drive the HKMA’s initiatives and efforts to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international financial center. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Hayek spent 6 years at HSBC as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Client Group in Asia Pacific. He was a member of the Global Banking & Markets Asia Pacific Management Committees. Mr Hayek joined HSBC from UBS where he was Head of Client Coverage Asia Pacific and was a member of the UBS Asia Pacific Management Committee. He joined UBS from Credit Suisse Asset Management where he was the Head of Distribution for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. Mr Hayek brings more than thirty years of combined experience in capital markets, asset & wealth management. He has a track record in emerging & developed markets, client & product management as well as in business development. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2007, Mr Hayek worked in London for Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank and Bankers Trust. Mr Hayek has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (finance and economics) from the American University of Beirut and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.