Pictured above: HSBC Malta presented recognition awards to its top performers seen here with HSBC Malta Chairman Albert Mizzi and HSBC Malta CEO Mark Watkinson
HSBC Malta rewarded its high achievers with the Employee Excellence Awards during its annual ‘Let’s Lead’ staff conference. The conference, one of the major initiatives within the Bank’s internal communications programme, this year focussed on Values Based Leadership with the running theme of ‘Every Decision Matters’.
The winners of the four Let’s Lead 2013 categories for individuals’ performance were: Joe Cachia for the ‘Best-in-Class Award’, Samantha Hollyoak for the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’, Gilmour Peplow for the ‘Customer Experience Award’, and Claudette Gatt for the ‘Teamwork Award’.
The ‘Team Award’, introduced this year to celebrate the value of good teamwork, went to a team made up of employees from Retail Banking & Wealth Managemant, HSBC Technology Services, & Risk team. The members of the team were Jansen Barbara, Mario E Camilleri, Karm Farrugia, Victor Friggieri, Joseph S Grima, Malcolm Spiteri and Paul Seguna.
In his keynote speech, CEO Mark Watkinson highlighted HSBC Malta’s performance during 2012. He thanked all the staff present for their hard work in 2012 and for addressing the significant changes and challenges that took place during the year. Mr Watkinson also noted that important developments were made in terms of HSBC Malta’s global connectivity, an area that will continue to be emphasised throughout 2013.
The Bank’s heads of businesses, Paul Steel, Michel Cordina, Chris Bond, Chief Operating Officer Ranjit Gokarn, Chief Financial Officer Josephine Magri and Head of HR Mark Sims, provided insights into the 2012 performance and the goals of their respective business areas for 2013.
Chris Goode, European Co-ordinator for the HSBC Water Programme, delivered a presentation on the Group’s Water Programme and the work carried out together with Water Aid in Ghana to help promote better water usage and conservation. He announced that Malta is the first HSBC country identified to contribute towards Water Aid projects. A video on the Ghana experience was shown during Let’s Lead 2013, as well as one produced by the HSBC Technology Services staff on the beauty of Malta’s old capital, Mdina.