Membership Directory - Individual

Celine Tan

Associate Director at HSBC Asset Management


Celine is an Associate Director in the Liquidity Sales team within the Institutional Business division of HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited. Between 2017-2021, she served as Senior Advisor to the HSBC HK Pride ERG co-chairs. She is an innovative trailblazer apt at creating influential platforms.
She was founder and co-chair of the Goldman Sachs Singapore Pride chapter in 2010, co-chair of Credit Suisse Singapore’s Open Network from 2011 which broke ground as the first few formal presences of LGBT+ ERGs in Singapore-based companies. She was one of J.P. Morgan Hong Kong’s female rising stars in 2015. For her business achievements, she was nominated for American Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong’s Professional of the Year award in 2017 and 2018 and Financial Times 2017, 2018 Top 50 Global Outstanding Future LGBT leaders. Celine’s external work included fundraising for the Hong Kong Marriage Equality (HKME) forum from 2019 to 2022; being an Advisory Council member of the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank Forum which during her tenure as co-chair from 2016-2017, rallied major banks and law firms to intervene in the same-sex spousal visa landmark case that was won in July 2018; chairing Lesbians in Finance which she founded in 2017; establishing Outrunners HK in 2017 as Treasurer; importing Pink Dot to Hong Kong in 2014 as fundraiser.
I am proud to be a Project 1000 role model because I would like to show the next generation of colleagues coming into financial services in Asia that it is possible to be who they truly are from Day #1 and still have a thriving career. I will show them how. I am a firm believer that one's true self identity is not negotiable. I did not "keep my head down" and wait until I was senior enough or had nothing to lose before I came out. I believed our industry is better than that and I made a conscious decision to take a path which over a decade ago was not taken. I worked my way up the career ladder being who I truly am and rallied friends and colleagues around me. The world and our industry have changed, and I want to share this far and wide. There is creativity and innovation to be had in difference and beauty in diversity to be found.
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