Over 20 years experience in economic development and impact investing in North America and Southeast Asia, James oversees social impact investments in micro-finance, workforce development, affordable housing and sustainable agriculture. He also leads the development of impact metrics and evaluative studies. Prior to joining Lotus Impact, James worked as principal consultant on affordable housing, workforce development and clean energy projects for a number of clients including the IFC, FMO and non-profit organizations worldwide.
He helped raise and implement over USD50 million for social impact projects, particularly in post Hurricane Katrina reconstruction and clean water projects in Southeast Asia. James holds a Masters from the University of Michigan and was awarded graduate fellowships in community economic development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UCLA.