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Kathleen Gan is Chief Financial Officer for HSBC Global Commercial Banking. She was formerly the EVP of finance and COO of finance for HSBC North America Holdings. Prior to that, she was the Chief Financial Officer for GE Healthcare in Beijing, China. Previously, Kathleen was the Director of Treasury Finance Operations at GE Capital Corporation (GECC) for two years before moving to Beijing, China in 2006. She also assisted in the launch of GE Financial Markets to centralize the derivatives operation as well as the execution of the Genworth Financial Inc. $3 billion IPO, the largest in the insurance industry. Kathleen served as a member on the board of directors for Municipal Securities Purchase Inc. and was an executive member for the Asia Pacific American Forum, a support network for Asian-American professionals. Prior to GECC, Kathleen spent four years with the Corporate Audit Staff, GE's most prestigious leadership program. Kathleen joined GE in the two-year Financial Management Program right after college and is currently the program manager for the Greater China region. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and received a Bachelor's in business with honors. Kathleen is a 2008 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.