KUALA LUMPUR, 24 September 2019 – HSBC Malaysia, in conjunction with Hari Malaysia 2019 recently, celebrated the diversity of its workplace with an employee engagement initiative.
In support of HSBC’s ambition to be the world’s leading international bank with a more multi- ethnic and multi-cultural team within the Bank, HSBC Malaysia launched its Embrace Employee Resource Group (“Embrace ERG”), an employee group which helps to attract, retain and engage a more diverse workforce.
The event brought together more than 150 attendees, witnessing a colourful display of local traditional costumes worn by members of the HSBC staff.
Those present during the event were Arsalaan Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah Malaysia who is also the Diversity and Inclusion Chair of HSBC Malaysia and Marlene Kaur, Head of Communications, HSBC Malaysia who is also the Executive Committee Co-Sponsor of the Embrace ERG.
“As a global organisation, diversity is in HSBC’s roots. HSBC has brought different people and cultures together in 65 countries and territories including Malaysia. We are indeed proud of our heritage and long history in Malaysia and Malaysia continues to be an important market for HSBC.”
“Our Malaysian society is known for its cultural and ethnic diversity and this is well reflected in the HSBC Malaysia team which consists of not only Malaysians, but also colleagues from all over the world. We believe this diversity – which is encapsulated in our brand promise ‘Together we thrive’ – brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people here in Malaysia,” said Marlene
The event also featured a special session with Attila Emam, an external speaker from Group Head of Culture, AirAsia followed by a lively Malaysian drums performance.