Former Senior Managing Director & Special Advisor to the Board ING Bank NV
John Howland Jackson is a seasoned banker with over 40 years of Commercial and Investment Banking experience at some of the world's largest financial institutions. John joined ING in 2000 and most recently had responsibility for ING's overall relationships with Sovereign Wealth funds and other Sovereign organisations. Prior to taking on this role he held various positions including CEO of ING's Commercial Banking businesses in both the Asia-Pacific and UK & Middle East regions as well as Chairman and CEO of ING Lease Holding, the parent organisation for all of ING's leasing and asset finance businesses.
After studying Law at Oxford University and subsequently qualifying as a barrister, John joined the UK merchant bank Kleinwort Benson in 1972 and went on to hold senior positions both there and at JPMorgan, Nomura Securities and the NatWest Group. He built his career as an Investment Banker with a focus on the International Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, specialising in capital raising for governments, financial institutions and leading corporations. Amongst other things he was heavily involved with the UK Privatisation programme of the 1980s, working on the flotations of British Telecom, British Gas, British Steel, the Electricity Generators and the Electricity Distribution Companies. He also spent many years working in the Asian Capital Markets and pioneered a number of successful financing techniques, most particularly in Japan where he lived and worked for more than 10 years. In total he has undertaken 5 postings to Asia in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
John is married and lives with his wife and family outside Cambridge.