Luca Tonello

Joint General Manager, Head of Project Finance,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Luca Tonello is Joint General Manager and Head of Project & Export Finance for Asia under the Investment Banking Department Asia of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).

Mr Tonello has more than seventeen years of experience in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. He currently heads the project and export finance team of SMBC in Asia. He was previously Head of Oil & Gas between 2013 and 2015. He has been based in Asia for the last nine years and worked in both Singapore and Tokyo.

Before moving to Asia in 2008, Mr Tonello was a Director in the Natural Resources team of The Royal Bank of Scotland based in London and was involved in a number of financings in the energy and natural resources sector in emerging markets. He started his career in the financial industry with GE Capital in London in 2001 after spending two years in commodity trading at Sumitomo Corporation in Italy.

Luca holds an MSc (Hons) in Energy and Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, and a Master in Finance from the London Business School. He is a member of AIPN, APLMA, Oil Council and sits in the Asia Council of IPFA.

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