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James is Director at 17 LifeWorks and co-Founder of Omne|WX.  Both companies are geared to supporting sustainability and consumer-driven workplaces post-COVID.


James recently left Goldman Sachs where he worked in various client engagement roles for 14 years.  Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked for Hyatt Hotels in Tokyo.   James is a Real Estate and Corporate Services management professional with extensive leadership experience across financial services and luxury hospitality in North and South Asia.

James is passionate about gender parity and women empowerment and is committed to helping NINEby9 to achieve its objectives.  He and his wife Hazuki have two children.


James holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College and a number of lifelong learning certifications, primarily in sustainability and financial management.  He enjoys practicing yoga, outdoor sports and all kinds of cooking adventures.

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