Head of Global Shipping & Logistics Asia Pacific and Japan
Citi | Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific
Mr. James Tong is shipping specialist in Citi primarily responsible for the shipping, marine logistic portfolio including shipping, deep sea offshore and ports & terminals in this region. James commenced his career in banking as a gradate trainee first with ABN Amro N.V. in 1996 immediately after completing his undergraduate at university. He then joined Citi's regional shipping team in Hong Kong as a junior shipping transactor/originator in year 2000 until 2008. In between 2009-2011, James was invited to join the global office of Structured Finance of Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong as senior shipping originator before rejoining Citi in 2011 as a senior director in Citi Investment Banking regional office to reinvigorate Citi's global shipping franchise in the region. He has become the APAC & Japan regional head of Global Shipping & Logistics since 2013. James has more than 25 years of rich and solid global banking experience and 20 years of which are specialized in the global shipping industry. He has raised more than US$20 billion worth of various forms of capitals for across all shipping subsectors including the containerized shipping, dry and wet bulk, car carrier and cruise ship, LPG and LNG gas carrier, offshore and offshore support vessel sector, ports & terminals. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia with a double major in in Accounting and Finance.