James Close-Smith

James is a Senior Vice President and Private Banker at Citi.  He has worked in financial services for 15 years, specializing in wealth management for High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth entrepreneurs.  He is a fin-tech enthusiast who is always eager to learn about the latest trends in our industry

He has extensive experience of building teams in global banks and is passionate about the importance of developing technology solutions that meet client needs.

James is Business Sponsor in Citi’s graduate program, acting as a mentor and champion for emerging talent and ideas within the organisation.

He spends much of his time working with entrepreneurs and wants to help them realise transformational ideas to drive change in financial services.

James is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Securities and Investments Institute and holds a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Exeter.