James Crabtree

I am an accomplished keynote speaker, able to give arresting and bespoke presentations that both engage and challenge audiences, with speaking clients ranging from BNY Mellon and Barclays to Morgan Stanley and the Young Presidents’ Organisation.


I am also an expert event chair, having helped to facilitate hundreds of public events around the world. I can moderate anything from international conferences to high-level workshops, and have worked with clients like FT Live, Facebook and PwC, as well as international organisations like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and global events like the BRICS summit.

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

Talk Topics

I can give keynote presentations on a range of topics, from critical trends in the global economy and the future of globalisation to geopolitical developments in Asia, as well as talks about the future of India, and my book The Billionaire Raj.


I am also able to talk about technology policy, including the technology scene in India and China, as well as infrastructure development, and in particular China’s Belt and Road initiative.


“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

Please do get in touch for further endorsements from other clients and conference organisers.