James Cliffe

James Cliffe

Regional Managing Director, EMEA

About James

As Managing Director for Europe, Middle East & Africa, James is responsible for driving sales strategy across the region. He joined Refinitiv in October 2018 as part of the transformation initiated when Blackstone acquired the Finance & Risk business of Thomson Reuters. Throughout his career James has interacted with corporate boards, regulators and governments and is committed to adding value to the customer relationship, and to fostering diverse and inclusive teams.

Prior to Refinitiv James held several senior leadership positions in global businesses including HSBC, Barclays, and National Australia Bank Group. In his role as Head of HSBC UK Business Banking, James led a 2,000 strong team looking after one million business customers.

He is passionate about delivering growth through his people and under James’ leadership HSBC scooped multiple industry awards including Best Business Bank, Most Trusted Small Business Bank and Best Online Business Banking Provider.

Outside of work, James is married to Angie, has 3 children and is a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club.

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