Wall Street 50 – 2010

Brendan McDonagh/HSBC

Brendan McDonagh has been CEO of HSBC North America Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, since 2008. He is a group managing director for HSBC Holdings plc and a member of the HSBC group management board. Brendan joined HSBC Group in 1979 as an international manager. He transferred to the United States in 2002 to run the retail and commercial banking operations for HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Brendan is an associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Brendan is active with the Chicago regional board of The American Ireland Fund. Born in Dublin, Brendan received his BA and MA degrees from Trinity College, UCD and is on the advisory board of the Business School of Trinity College. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife Kenane and their two children.

Note: Brendan will retire as CEO of HSBC North America Holdings as of July 31.