Suresh Balaji


Suresh heads marketing for HSBC Asia Pacific and Global HSBC Life.

He has held various leadership roles in strategy, sales, products, media and advertising, working for HSBC, Glaxo Smithkline and WPP.

He is a seasoned marketing transformation leader with deep experience in Marketing Technologies, Marketing Science, Media Transformation, Segment Management, Demand Generation and Brand growth.

Suresh is the co-chair of Male Allies Leadership Council Hong Kong. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the CMO Council, Australasia Advisory Board Member of the Ehrenberg Bass Institute, University of South Australia, and a Male Ally for UN Women. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Bank Foundation, the largest Financial Services charity in the city.

In 2021, Suresh founded the Web3 Marketing Association [w3ma], the first of its kind in the world. [w3ma] is aimed at helping more marketers, brands and business into the world of web3.

Suresh is a chemistry graduate, and a post-graduate from the University of Oxford. He is the recipient of The Said Prize presented by the University of Oxford. Suresh has been awarded as one of the Top 50 CMOs in the Asia Pacific by Campaign Asia.