Tony Cripps, the top executive of HSBC in the Philippines, is enjoying his stay in the country, where he can play golf, go for scuba diving, relax on the beach or improve his karate skills on weekends.
Two years after he was appointed president and chief executive of HSBC Philippines, Cripps, an Australian national, says he now views the Philippines not only as an ideal site for work but also a good place to live in.
“Nowadays, people increasingly see it as a good place to live, to work. I have been talking to a number of people who are announcing the Philippines is a good place to retire to,” he says.
HSBC, formerly known as Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp., is one of the world’s largest banks and employs the best in the financial industry. Cripps says many HSBC executives who visited the Philippines in the past would like to come back and stay.
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