Global Conference 2010
Managing Director, Crédit Agricole Americas
James Guidera is a Managing Director at Crédit Agricole Americas. He is also Group Head for Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power in North America and Regional Head of Project Finance Activities in North America. Crédit Agricole′s New York team is one of the foremost agent banks for syndicated project financings, ranked No. 1 in the arranger-bank league tables for the region in 2009. Guidera came to Crédit Agricole in 2003, when it acquired Credit Lyonnais, which he joined in 1992 as a senior transaction officer. At Credit Lyonnais, he led numerous syndicated project finance transactions focused in the energy sector prior to his promotion to group head in 1999. With more than 30 years of banking experience, Guidera was previously a senior banker in the project finance and energy groups of KOP bank and Bank of Boston. Before his banking career, Guidera practiced law in Philadelphia, and has a J.D. from Villanova University.