Bibby Financial Services has appointed Steven Box as international chief executive officer.

He joined Bibby as European CEO in June 2015, before which he spent 35 years at HSBC, 22 of which in the receivables finance and trade and supply chain business. His most recent role with the bank was global head of receivables finance.

In his new role at Bibby, he is responsible for European operations, as well as Canada, the US, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, where the company opened an office in August 2015.

Bibby’s global chief executive, David Postings, says: “Steven is a high-calibre individual with unique experience of the international receivables market and fantastic leadership qualities. With Steven at the helm of our international business, I’m positive we will be able to significantly grow our support for SMEs across the world.”

Box adds: “This is a fantastic opportunity with a truly client-centric business and I’m delighted with this enhanced role. In 2016 we aim to grow our omni-channel presence even further to enable businesses and advisors to transact with us across their platforms of choice.”

Bibby sold its Australian and New Zealand business to Scottish Pacific in December 2015, and plans to focus on Asia, Europe and the Americas.