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James Gatoff


James Gatoff joined Lombard International Group in October 2016. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee responsible for Global Marketing and Communications. He leads the marketing, brand, corporate communications, media relations, digital media, marketing production, internal communications and the events & sponsorship teams.

James has over 20 years’ experience in international marketing, communications and business development in Global Financial Services, spanning FTSE100 Insurance, FinTech, Wealth Management and Private Equity.

Before joining Lombard International, James was the Group Marketing and Communications Director at FNZ, a global FinTech which powers the wealth management, administration and custodian platforms of major financial institutions (including retail and private banks, asset and wealth managers, insurers and financial adviser groups) across Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Prior to FNZ, James was Group Communications Director at Friends Life Group where he led the global communications team (based in the UK, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai) and overseeing the Group’s subsidiary businesses’ communications teams.  

He’s experienced in leading large scale organisational change, transformation, commercial development and communication programmes including mergers, acquisitions, divestments and tendering for new business.  James has a sales and marketing background and was Head of Business Development responsible for winning, implementing and managing new large corporate partnerships.
He’s a Chartered Insurer, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance and has a BSc (Hons) Business.