James Lowrey

Deputy Chair and Chair, People Committee

Based in London, James has over 25 years’ experience in international banking and the financial services sector, successfully structuring complex local and cross border transactions across key industries.

He has broad international board and governance experience, including in business and economic development, social enterprise and the private sector. He is currently the Global Head – Research & Analysis, Structured Trade & Commodity Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. His key responsibilities include managing a team of regional heads and analysts based in global financial hubs. James is jointly responsible for relationship and risk management for the bank’s global portfolio of customers across the commodity sector, spanning oil, gas, mining, metals, and agribusiness. He facilitates and coordinates research and analysis globally, at industry, sector and client level, providing industry insights, thought leadership, risk analysis, deal structuring, strategic account planning and recommendations.

Prior to this, James spent more than 20 years in the Asia Pacific region living and working in a multitude of countries and roles as a senior bank executive for international banks covering multinational corporations, and the natural resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.

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