CEO, Citigroup Global Markets Limited
James is Citi’s Country Officer for the UK and Cluster Head for the UK, Jersey and Israel. He is Chief Executive of Citigroup Global Markets Limited and a director of Citibank UK Limited.
In anticipation of Brexit, James has co-chaired Citi’s contingency planning and implementation work. In connection with those changes, he is a supervisory board member of Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG in Frankfurt. James was Co-head of Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking business for EMEA from 2009 to 2014. James has been with the firm for 32 years and is a Senior Credit Officer.
James is a member of TheCityUK and FICC Markets Standards Board Advisory Councils and was until recently a Board member of UK Finance and the Banking Standards Board. He also sits on the Bank of England’s PRA Practitioner Panel.
Prior to joining Citi, he worked as an engineer and in marketing for GKN plc. He graduated with first class double honours degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham, England and completed the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School in 1988.
James co-chairs the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy and is Chairman and a trustee of the Coggeshall Youth Work Project. He is Deputy Chairman of the UK Career Ready charity helping less privileged young people increase their aspirations and enter the world of work and sits on the TeachFirst Business Leaders Council.
James is married to Sophie and has four children. He is a competitive sailor as well as skiing and playing tennis regularly and he loves reading and cooking.