Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, is Citi’s senior banker for governments. He has covered clients around the world in every sector and run transactions across the full product spectrum of Citi. Jay has advised governments and corporations on large scale financings and M&A on every continent.
Over the course of his career, Jay has advised 54 different governments on privatizations, liability management and funding solutions, infrastructure finance, Market’s solutions, structured products and derivatives, and electronic banking services, including a wide range of digital solutions. He has been a Senior Credit Officer of the Firm since 2006.
Jay was Global Head of Citi’s Public Sector Group from 2005-2011 where he had day to day management responsibility for Citi’s business with central banks, finance ministries, pensions, sovereign wealth funds, cities and other government, quasi-government and supranational entities. From 2006-2007, Jay was also Global Head of Infrastructure for Citi.
From 2001- 2005, Jay was Head of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) for Global Banking at Citi. His London based responsibilities included managing the coverage effort for Investment Banking, Emerging Markets Corporate Banking, and Global Relationship Banking in the region. He also had responsibility for Islamic Finance.
Prior to his CEEMEA position, Jay was Deputy Head and the senior foreigner in Nikko Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division in Tokyo, Japan. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer for the Latin America Region. In addition to his deal responsibilities, Jay managed Salomon Brother’s joint ventures in Brazil, Chile and Argentina.