Biography

Jim James has enjoyed a life of adventure and entrepreneurial venture in Asia since 1995. Originally he moved to Singapore to start EASTWEST Public Relations; the firm still exists today with offices in Singapore, India, and China. The agency provides communications counsel to clients so that they can get noticed across traditional and digital media channels. He brings practical experience from providing expertise to over 400 clients via his agency and has learnt first hand what clients will need and what works via his involvement in a number of enterprises and organizations in his 20-year tenure in Asia.

They are as follows:

  • in 1999, he introduced go-events.com with venture capital, which he sold after the tech bubble burst in 2001;
  • in 2006, he moved to China to open the offices of the agency;
  • in 2007, he was the Founder President of the Beijing Chapter of the Global Entrepreneur Network, and was the originator and Chairman of the British Business Awards 2008 in his capacity as Executive Committee member of the British Chamber of Commerce; celebrating British Innovation, Enterprise, and Endeavour;
  • in 2008, he became the Chairman of Eggplant Digital, an internet development Agency based in Beijing, and was the ‘Q’ in Metcalf & Q, a legal consultancy firm;
  • in 2011, he imported a Morgan sports car, and in 2012 became the General Distributor for mainland China; the Beijing showroom opened by Ambassador Sebastian Wood CMG in June 2013;
  • in 2013, the EASTWEST Group added an Indian subsidiary; and
  • in 2014, he was the Interim CEO of Lotus Cars, a British sports car company.

Jim James

Regions & Countries
China
Expertise
Public Relations

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