Simplify global trade

HSBC was founded in 1865 with one key objective – facilitating international trade. Ever since, HSBC has used its global network to connect customers to opportunities around the world. However, despite tech-driven improvements in most areas of business, international trade remains as complex today as it was more than 150 years ago.

We realised that to simplify trade, we need to look beyond banking. Serai was born from this insight and a big idea - a data powered platform to help businesses grow and connect globally.

The future of international trade

Our goal is to create a truly interconnected global trade network and help businesses from around the world reach their full potential. To achieve this, we are starting to digitally connect buyers and sellers in the clothing and garments industry. Serai helps companies to build supply networks they know and trust, paving the way for transparent and sustainable supply chains.

Based in Hong Kong, Serai has the strength of a global bank and the agility of a start-up. We are here to create new solutions to shape the future of international trade.

Our board of directors

Barry O'Byrne

Chief Executive HSBC Global Commercial Banking

Andy Maguire

HSBC Group Senior Advisor

Peter Wong

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Colin Bell

HSBC Group Chief Compliance Officer

Marjorie Yang

Chairman of Esquel Group

Vivek Ramachandran

Serai Chief Executive Officer

Meet our team

Some facts about us