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HSBC announced that CEO, John Flint, was leaving the bank after only 18 months in the role. 


  1. What issues is Europe’s biggest bank grappling with currently?
  2. What specific strategic reason does the Board give for his departure?
  3.  What is the revenue risk that HSBC faces?


Reuters Staff. (2019). HSBC CEO John Flint leaves abruptly after only 18 months in role. Economic Times, August 5 (Retrievable online at