James started his career working in the London financial markets for several international institutions and trading houses where he developed his passion for commodities, logistics, and global trade. He went on to incorporate his own group of companies producing and trading in physical commodities and derivatives.
After joining DMCC in 2006 as Associate Director of Commodities he took over as Director of Business Development in 2009, leading the next stage of growth for DMCC Free Zone which to date has attracted over 17,000 companies to its central Dubai location.In his next role as DMCC Head of Corp Sales he helped to successfully take DMCC on to achieve unprecedented growth and to develop it into a multi award winning Free Zone.
As one of the founding members of the DMCC ‘Blockchain Innovation Group’ and ‘Global Blockchain Council’ he continues to assist in the development of Dubai as a global sector hub and creation of the DMCC Crypto ecosystem in Dubai.
He is a passionate supporter of startups and a regular global speaker across the tech sector. James was recently appointed as DMCC’s European representative and operates from his offices in the Netherlands.