Grasping “going global” opportunities and the purchase of SEA assets from Bank of China (“Bank of China (HK)”) marks the critical step for our regional expansion. To foster development and expansion, we will be investing more efforts and resources to drive business success in the region.
Diversified Business Platforms
Having identified eight major business platforms that accelerate our future growth, through service enhancements, introduction of new products, business process optimization, and departmental collaboration, we are determined to provide comprehensive wealth management services to our customers.
Branch Network Transformation
Leveraging the strength of running the largest branch network in HK, we transformed the entire network to drive business integration of SME and personal banking businesses, endeavored to enhance the service quality and profitability.
Having established own e-finance centre and steadfastly conducted cross-channel cooperation with Bank of China (HK), synergies were well paid-off. In the application of new technologies, we initiated Big Data platform and research into biometrics authentication technology and QR-code based payment applications. Also, our cooperation with crossborder e-commerce and third-party payment companies are currently underway.
Kenny YeungSenior Business Strategy Manager Global Corporate Banking Department Management Trainee 2008
Attitude and Problem Solving Competencies are the Key Successful Factors
Being optimistic towards China’s growth potential, I have decided to join Bank of China (HK)’s Graduate Programme (was called the “Officer Trainee Programme”) when I graduated. With two years’ hard work, I was nominated to join the Management Trainee Programme (MT), and am very excited to have become one of the representatives in the Standing General Meeting with the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank, which is far beyond my expectation.
Being the Bank’s Management Trainee has meant a lot to me – I enjoyed plentiful of learning opportunities, particularly I could join some remarkable projects of the bank, like the launch of offshore RMB businesses. From 2009 onwards, the launch of the offshore RMB policy has brought tremendous amount of opportunities to the market, but at the same time, a lot of challenges did come along. Indeed, it was a brand new business, and there weren’t any predecessors or prior experiences that we could refer to. Started it from scratch, our team tried to build up the entire offshore RMB business workflow, which has latter become the market standard. Throughout the entire process, I have learned profoundly about the overall operations of the bank and larger financial market. Such experience has been remarkably useful to me when I conducted sales pitches later on, and enabled me to grow professionally.
Attitude and problem solving competencies are the key successful factors. This is the sincere advice I would like to give to all graduates who want to join our Bank. Regardless you are a new joiner or a department head, for sure you would face various kinds of challenges during your work; here, steadfastness in willing to take up challenges, upholding the can-do and sacrificing spirit, are the cornerstone to success.
And now the regional expansion into the South East Asia market has become Bank of China (HK)’s new business development strategy. This is definitely a golden opportunity, we all look forward to your participation!
Charles Wong Operation Manager Bank-wide Operation Department Management Trainee 2011
Bank of China (HK) cherishs every individuals and focus on talent development
It's my eighth year with Bank of China (HK) after my graduation. Thanks to the all-rounded training Programme offered by the Bank, I was given a lot of opportunities and all of these are definitely helpful in fostering my personal growth and career development.
Bank of China (HK) treasures every staff member and devotes lots of resources to talent development. Management Trainee Programme provides mentioring, under which mentors give tremendous support to their respective mentees. I take great pleasure and honour to have a charismatic mentor who generously shared with me his valuable experiences and insights, which gave me countless inspirations for my development.
The department allows me to adopt what I have learnt in the campus to real situation. Also, I was given valuable chance to participate in team leading and HR management. Apart from my daily work, I have joined different CSR activities, such as the charitable and volunteer services. I have benefited a lot from these experiences.
With a clear career development path, I will continue to enhance my professionalism and management skills with the Bank's guidance, and work hard to become a promising managerial executive in the banking industry.
Ivan Lee Senior Business Strategy Manager Personal Banking and Product Management Officer Trainee 2003
Embrace the Challenge. Grasp the Exciting Opportunities.
I joined Bank of China (HK) right after my graduation from the university. Despite graduating from the degree Programme of Business Administration, the complexity and diversity of banking industry was far beyond my imagination. Gratefully, if I was a blank page back then, the drawing page is now filled with colours.
My career blossomed at one of the branches. Upon completion of several job rotations at frontline, I was able to consolidate and grow insights towards towards the retail products and service models. I was then nominated by the Bank to be one of the contestants in the “Outstanding Financial Planners Award”, hosted by “the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers”, in which I obtained the “Gold Award”. I was later being selected to join a three-month exchange Programme in Shanghai and Qingdao, which excitingly deepened my understanding towards the financial industry in the Mainland, far earlier than my peers.
Then I made some significant moves in my career by turning myself from frontline to teams in the middle office, shouldering responsibilities on strategic development, product analysis and customer acquisition. All these have vastly enriched my exposure. Given the borad business platform of Bank of China (HK), our colleages do enjoy a large room for career enrichment through internal hires and promotions – discovering and developing potentials. Embrace the challenges; you’ll see all the exciting opportunities ahead.
Kera Kong Strategic Planner Economics and Strategic Planning Department Officer Trainee 2010
Bank of China (HK) – Enables you to embark on a truly professional career development
I have been engaged in RMB related work since I joined Bank of China (HK). I was privileged to have participated in six out of ten years of the offshore RMB market development. It’s made me almost witnessed the process of RMB transforming from a local currency to an international and reserve currency. Endeavored to be our corporate, institutional and individual customers’ “Best Choice for All RMB Needs”, Bank of China (HK) is also the world’s first offshore RMB clearing bank with extensive experience in RMB businesses, and one of the market makers in the offshore market.
With the privilege to be part of the RMB Business Division allows me to explore plentiful opportunities to introduce Hong Kong’s RMB business development experiences to various stakeholders around the world. It’s genuinely a great platform that enables me to embark on a truly professional career development.
Our Vision, Mission and Values (VMV)
We believe that a strong corporate culture inspires passion among employees in what they do. In order to reach a higher level of business performance, new vibrancy has to be injected into our corporate culture. After careful formulation and thorough discussion, the Board approved the Group's Vision, Mission and Core Values (VMV), the bedrock of our corporate culture, in 2004. With this initiative, we have embarked on building a coherent and bank-wide corporate culture and spirit that will motivate us and move us forward in the 21st century.
Our Vision is to be YOUR PREMIER BANK
Our Mission is to:
- Build customer satisfaction and provide quality and professional service
- Offer rewarding career opportunities and cultivate staff commitment
- Create values and deliver superior returns to shareholders
Our Core Values are:
- Social Responsibility - We care for and contribute to our communities
- Performance - We measure results and reward achievement
- Integrity - We uphold trustworthiness and business ethics
- Respect - We cherish every individual
- Innovation - We encourage creativity
- Teamwork - We work together to succeed
Combining the initials of Mission and Core Values, we have "Bank of China (HK) SPIRIT" - a simple yet powerful message that all our employees can identify with and work together as a team towards corporate goals.