Terrance Philips

Terrance Philips is a senior advisor to numerous start-up companies and venture firms globally. Philips spent ten years at Citibank as a Managing Director as the firm’s Asia Head of Private Equity Client Coverage in the Private Bank under the Institutional Client
Group. He was responsible for developing relationships with General Partners of Private Equity Firms and their respective Funds across Asia. Philips coordinated with his partners to deliver the Citi Bank platform to the Private Equity asset class, including Subscription Facilities, Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Funds Distribution. 

Before joining Citibank, Philips spent twelve years with Silicon Valley Bank, including several increasingly senior positions, including Cash Management Advisor, Global Treasure Advisor, and Managing Director responsible for the firm’s Global Private Equity Service Group. Philips managed relationships with more than 130 international venture capital firms throughout Asia, Europe, Israel, and South America. 

In addition, he is an advisor to the board of directors of the China Venture Capital Finance Organization and the Hong Kong Private Equity Finance Association. Terrance is also a board member of the Children’s Medical Foundation, a Hong Kong based non-governmental organization focused on saving lives of newborn babies in rural China. He is a member of the Hong Kong Select USA Committee focused on generating direct foreign investment in the USA.

Philips holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University and an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. Before Business School, Terrance was a mentor for BUILD, a nonprofit organization committed to motivating under-resourced high school students to succeed in school and go to higher education by helping them start and run their own businesses.

Terrance actively participates in charities, industry organizations. He leverages his years of experience in banking and private capital to help others succeed.