James C. Cowles was named Citi's Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) in January 2013.
Prior to assuming his current position, Jim was Chief Operating Officer for EMEA and Head of Western Europe at Citi. He has also served as Head of Markets for Citi in EMEA, Global Head of Equities and Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (new-issue product).
Jim joined Smith Barney in 1979. Other previous roles have included: Head of Equities (EMEA), Deputy Head of Investment Banking, Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Commercial Mortgage Trading, Head of Debt Capital Markets and Head of Direct Investments.
Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University in 1977 with a B.A. in economics. He graduated with an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1979.