Alexandra (Alex) Tessari

She has had the opportunity to work in HSBC for 17 years in Paris, New York, London and since 2019 lives in Krakow with her wife. She originally started as a software developer for many years and then moved into technology management roles, specialised in Equities trading systems. Recently she has led her teams through rapid growth in Poland since taking over the department head role in July 2020, from 150 to nearly 500 people. Separately she has spoken on multiple internal and external panel discussions on diversity and inclusion topics over the years. Since July she leads the Diversity & Inclusion agenda for HSBC in Poland, which has a significant presence with a global business services centre of over 6000 people.