Nabi will be responsible for establishing and managing initiatives across HSS, focusing on technology as well as digital and data solutions.
He will report to John van Verre, managing director of global head of custody, and will be based in London.
Nabi has also worked at Societe Generale as managing director and global head of global broker-dealer services, from 2013 to 2016.
At Societe Generale, Nabi lead the launch of new services in the UK and US and helped form the post-trade distributed Ledger Working Group, focusing on the adoption of distributed ledger technology.
Prior to Societe Generale, Habi worked at IHS Markit as managing director of asset servicing.
Commenting on Nabi’s appointment in an internal memo, Van Veere said: “I am delighted to announce that Jason Nabi has joined HSBC in a newly created role. I wish him every success in his new role with us.”