Virtual Enterprises International Appoints HR Executives Maureen Gillan-Myer of HSBC, Fukiko Ogisu of Viacom to its Board of Directors

By October 30, 2018 News

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2018 — Virtual Enterprises International announced today that Maureen Gillan-Myer, Chief Human Resources Officer at HSBC Bank USA, and Fukiko Ogisu, executive vice president and Chief People Officer at Viacom have been appointed to VE’s board of directors.

For the past 18 years, Gillan-Myer has had a positive impact in a variety of roles at HSBC and currently leads all aspects of human resources for HSBC USA, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. In April 2018, VE and HSBC announced a landmark, two-year $750,000 grant that will allow pivotal growth of the nonprofit’s youth entrepreneurship and career-readiness program in high schools and middle schools throughout the United States. Gillan-Myer began her career at HSBC in 1990 as an associate branch manager, and has more than two decades of experience in human resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Michael’s College. “I look forward to joining VE’s Board of Directors and bringing my knowledge and experience as an HR executive from one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations to help inform how VE prepares students for the workforce, and how they develop leadership skills needed for success in their futures,” Gillian-Myer said.

As executive vice president and Chief People Officer, Fukiko Ogisu manages Viacom’s human resources organization and oversees the company’s security services. Previously, Ogisu served as senior vice president of Viacom HR Business Operations & Information Solutions, and prior to joining Viacom in 2008, she spent more than a decade at Microsoft on product and business teams. She holds a master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from The University of Chicago and has a bachelor’s degree in comparative area studies, modern Russia, and Japan from Duke University. “I am excited to join VE’s Board of Directors at a time when more and more industry leaders are partnering with educators to prepare young people to pursue fulfilling careers. Investing in the development of students means investing in the development of a talented workforce,” Ogisu commented.

“Maureen and Fukiko’s years of experience as seasoned HR professionals will provide invaluable insight towards continuing advancement of the VE program and the professional development of its students,” said Nick Chapman, president of VE.

VE is an in-school, global business simulation program that cultivates students’ career readiness skills and prepares them for fulfilling, financially secure futures as adults. Through the program, students create a simulated company as a class and gain an average of 180 hours of work experience by assuming the roles needed to run this company such as CEO, VP of Finance, HR Director and more, filling roles and departments that mirror the real-world. VE is part of an international network of student-run simulated businesses in more than 40 countries, all of which transact business with each other and form one of the world’s largest virtual business communities.

With the appointment of Ogisu and Gillan-Myer, VEI’s board consists of 23 members: Matthew Boone, Director of Finance, Openpath Security; Matthew Chasin — Vice Chair; Michael Coneys, Chairman & President, The Leo House — Recording Secretary; Paul Cronin, National Director, KeyBank Business Capital; Joseph Delaney, Director of Northeast Alumni Relations, Deloitte LLP (ret.); Jeffrey F. DiModica, President, Starwood Property Trust; TJ Durkin, Managing Director, Angelo, Gordon & Co.; Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education; Ashley Fina, President, Michael C. Fina & Company — Chair; Morris Fodeman, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Charlotte Frank, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, McGraw-Hill Education; Maureen Gillan-Myer, Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources USA, HSBC Bank USA; Mary Haggerty, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase; Dylan Huang, Senior Managing Director & Head of Retail Annuities, New York Life; Steve Israel, President and CEO, SMI Properties; Sandra Krasnoff, Senior VP, Corp. Secretary and General Counsel, Pall Corporation (ret.); Dean McGee, Assistant Superintendent, Kern High School District; Fukiko Ogisu, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Viacom; John Partilla, CEO, Screenvision Media; Joe Perrone, District Manager, FedEx; Matt Schaffnit, Chief Operating Officer, lenditapp — Treasurer; Jeffrey Taylor, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Digital Risk; Debra Weiser, Vice President, Head of Excess Casualty, Everest Insurance.


Virtual Enterprises International (VE) is a national nonprofit that transforms students through authentic business experiences which prepare them for fulfilling, financially secure futures. Since its inception in 1996, VE has served over 140,000 students, including many from economically disadvantaged communities. We currently support 15,000 students across the U.S. each year and are part of a global network spanning 40 countries and 7,500 student-run businesses. Learn more about VE on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.

HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.) serves customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, private banking, and global banking and markets segments. It operates bank branches in: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a Member of the FDIC. Investment and brokerage services are provided through HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., (Member NYSE/FINRA/ SIPC) and insurance products are provided through HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc.

HSBC Holdings plc is the parent company of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. Headquartered in London, the Group serves customers worldwide from around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. In recognition of wider obligations to the communities in which HSBC operates and to sustainable economic growth, the Group has set out a series of commitments to assist in the global transition to a low-carbon economy, and to provide people with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the global workforce. More information is available in the HSBC Environmental, Social and Governance Update.

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