Joe Norena

Joe Norena

Former MD, COO
HSBC London & New York

Joe is currently a Board Advisor to a Healthcare AI start-up, along with an investor in several other start-ups. Joe is also a Mentor with BUILD, an entrepreneurial program for High School Students. Joe has been a Managing Director for over 20 years with major Financial Institutions as Global Head of Digital businesses, Global and Regional Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Global FX Trading Head. He was also Partner and President of a start-up Global Macro Hedge Fund.

Joe was most recently with HSBC in London and New York. He joined HSBC as Global COO for the FX and Commodities businesses, incubated a Corporate Digital start-up business and was the Regional COO for HSBC’s Americas Global Markets business. Prior to joining HSBC, Joe was the Head of the Trading Execution desk at Bridgewater Associates. Preceding Bridgewater, Joe was Partner and President of Vinya Capital, LLP, a global macro hedge fund.

Joe also spent time at Deutsche Bank (DB) and Citibank. At DB, he worked and lived in New York, London and Frankfurt as Global COO, Global FX Cash Trading Head, European Regional Trading Head, as well as implementing DB’s FX Digital business. Joe served as an active member on the Board of Trustee at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville, NY for five years.

Joe graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in Finance and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2004. He is married with four children, currently residing in New York and Connecticut.