Global Industry Head for the Shipping
Michael Parker is the Global Industry Head for the Shipping, Logistics and Offshore industries (since 1997.) He is also the Regional Corporate Banking Head for Global Industrials in EMEA and a Vice Chairman of EMEA Banking.
He joined Citibank in 1977. In various relationship management roles between 1977 and 1985 he looked after clients' international business in the U.K. construction industry and Citi's relationships with a number of large international oil and mining companies.
In October 1985 he joined Citibank's Shipping Division in London with specific responsibility for remedial management and in early 1989 he took over as Head of Northern Europe Shipping. In January 1997 he was appointed Global Industry Head with responsibility for Citibank's business world-wide managed through its shipping centres in London and Piraeus, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. In July 2007 he was appointed Corporate Banking Division Executive for the UK and Northern Europe. He became Joint Head for the UK Banking and Broking business in February 2009 in the first phase of integrating Citi's UK coverage model. He took on his new responsibilities for Global Industrials Corporate Banking in EMEA in December 2010.
He has an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford and attended the Stanford Executive Program in 1996.