James, who is also a Founding Director of the EU Ukraine Business Council, is one of three partners who make up FIPRA Ukraine. James has more than 30 years international business experience in public affairs and corporate communications. Prior to joining the FIPRA Network in 2002 in Brussels, James was Head of International Government Relations for the InterContinental Hotels Group. James is also a former trade negotiator of the Government of Hong Kong with a wide range of sector experience in the agriculture, FMCG in food and drink, steel, energy, leisure and tourism sectors. Along with English, French and German, James speaks Cantonese absolutely fluently and Mandarin to a high standard.