Wells Fargo has hired Christopher Lewis as executive vice-president and head of global trade services.

Lewis will manage the bank’s trade business through increased cross-sell, product enhancement, sales and distribution.

Based in San Francisco, Lewis will report to Richard Yorke, head of Wells Fargo’s International Group.

Before joining the bank, Lewis spent over 20 years at HSBC where he was most recently head of trade and supply chain for North America. Before that, he led the bank’s trade and supply chain operations in Greater China.

Lewis began his career at Barclays in Johannesburg.