James Coombes

James Coombes

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

James was most recently in charge of BNP Paribas’ commodity hedge fund sales desk where he led coverage of energy, metals and index products across London, New York and Singapore. James’s team worked with and advised leading macro and commodity-specific hedge funds, pension funds and trade houses.

Prior to this position, James ran BNP Paribas’ equities and derivatives strategic marketing in New York where he developed content and helped define sales strategy for the newly acquired BofA prime brokerage platform. During this period James also co-founded and funded online furniture retail platform lerival.com.

James has just completed his Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School where he focused on energy policy, global trade, sustainable business, and leadership.