Luca Tonello
Joint General Manager, Head of Project and Export Finance

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

Mr Tonello has more than sixteen years of experience in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. He currently heads the project finance team of SMBC in Asia, a role which he assumed in 2015. He was previously Head of Oil & Gas between 2013 and 2015. He has been based in Asia for the last eight 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.