You could be forgiven for thinking that Lance T. Kawaguchi, Managing Director, Global Head – Corporates, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC, is ‘all business’. But as we sit down to discuss the changing world his team is operating in, and his recent Treasury4Good Award win, it’s clear that there is more on his mind than cash management.
It’s not often that my conversations with senior bank executives kick off with a discussion around the lifespan of sea turtles. But then again Kawaguchi isn’t your average kind of guy. Recently named as TMI’s Outstanding Treasury4Good Leader 2019, ‘lean’ and ‘green’ are watchwords for Kawaguchi’s approach to business – from the way he manages his diverse team to the paper straw he carries everywhere in his suit pocket (really).