John Pike

General Counsel

John has been our General Counsel since May 2015, and is responsible for the Group’s legal affairs. He graduated with a Masters degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. He is a barrister called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2003. John has had a career in shipping, commercial banking, investment banking, law and agriculture in London, Tokyo, Frankfurt, and Phnom Penh, doing business in most parts of the world.

He moved into banking with the Citibank Group, and later moved to Tokyo where he was active in providing trade and project finance for major Japanese corporations and trading companies as well as developing flag of convenience ship financing in various jurisdictions.

As director of investment research for a major German bank, he advised on USD 140 billion of assets. After 15 years working in Japanese and German investment banking, John qualified as a barrister. More recently, John has been residing in Cambodia, involved with both NGOs and legal work.