Carlos Gonzalez Fillad has been appointed regional head of Latin America for HSBC’s payments and cash management (PCM) business, starting February 1, 2014.

Fillad will report to Diane Reyes, global head of PCM and regionally to Eddie Norton, head of commercial banking, Latin America. Based in Mexico, he will also join the PCM executive committee, as well as those for commercial banking and global banking and markets in Latin America.

Commenting on the announcement, Reyes says: “I am delighted to welcome Carlos to the PCM team. Latin America is playing an ever greater role in international business and Carlos will be building on the strong foundations we have in the region, to help our clients make the most of the undoubted opportunities.”

Fillad joined HSBC in 1996 in Mexico and has since held a number of roles, most recently as head of multinationals for HSBC’s global banking business.