Based in Hong Kong, James leads EY FinTech capability across Asia-Pacific. He is also APAC leader for the organization’s global payments services.
Prior to joining EY, James helped build and scale a venture-backed, alternative-finance platform. Before that, he helped scale a bootstrapped e-commerce payment gateway. James is an active participant in the wider fintech community, as well as keynote speaker at industry-leading events and investor conferences.
He is regularly quoted in regional and global publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times and South China Morning Post.
James holds an MA in History and political science from Trinity College, Dublin and an MSc in strategic studies from University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
How James is building a better working world
“The work that we do in financial technology and non-traditional financial services — including driving financial inclusion and helping serve the underserved — ultimately helps build a better working world. Moreover, FinTech initiatives attract a different type of person than traditional engagements — allowing for great opportunities around diversity and mutual learning.”