LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc is
lining up Mark Tucker, currently chief executive of insurer AIA
Group Ltd, to be the next chairman of Europe's biggest
bank, Britain's Sky News reported on Saturday.
Last month HSBC said the bank was not a position where it
had a shortlist of candidates to replace Douglas Flint, but
expected to identify his successor this year.
Sky, without citing its sources, said HSBC had approached
Tucker about the role and talks were ongoing. No one was
immediately available from HSBC for comment.
Tucker, a one-time trainee professional soccer player in
Britain, joined AIA in 2010 after a previous role as chief
executive of Prudential Plc.
(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alexander Smith)