Top HSBC investment banker inspired by near-fatal bee sting

'It's about risk. Risk, efficiency and productivity'.

A bee sting nearly killed Natalie Blyth in 2012, but the HSBC investment banker didn't take fright from the experience - she took inspiration from it.

Reuters reports that Blyth is one of the highest ranking female bankers at HSBC. In between advising the likes of Diageo and Kraft on acquisitions, she also sits on the strategy and management committees which decide the future direction of the bank.

Downtime for the 47-year-old, who is fatally allergic to bee stings, is tending to her beehives at home in Oxfordshire. Despite coming close to death once, she says maintaining the hives and watching the co-operation among their inhabitants offers a model to follow in business life.

'Beekeeping has become part of my soul; for me it's about risk. Risk, efficiency and productivity', she says.

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Be inspired by risk, HSBC's Blyth tells female financiers

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