I can give compelling keynote presentations on a range of topics from latest developments in global and Asian geopolitics to critical trends in the global economy and the future of globalisation Asia — as well as talks about the future of India, and my book The Billionaire Raj. I also often speak about technology policy, from the rise of AI and the future direction of critical sectors like semiconductors to attempts to re-risk and re-shore global supply chains. I can also cover the fast-changing technology scene in particular regions, including China, India and Southeast Asia, as well as the geopolitics of infrastructure development, from China’s Belt and Road initiative to India’s push for digital public infrastructure.

I am also an accomplished event chair, having moderated hundreds of public panel discussions, debates and fireside chats at major international gatherings, including conferences from the World Economic Forum to the Milken Institute and the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.

My speaking agency is Chartwell Speakers. Please do get in touch with them if you are interested in discussing a talk.


“James has spoken at a number of BNY Mellon’s conferences and events and has entertained and enthralled our audiences in equal measure. He delighted us with an exceptional keynote on globalization and delivers unique perspectives. His debating skills are phenomenal, and he’s easy to work with.”

— Neil Atkinson, Managing Director, BNY Mellon

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