Commercial Bank International
Chief Operating Officer
James is an accomplished banking professional and hands-on technologist with strong experience from established global banks to early stage FinTech startups. Prior to his current role as Chief Operating Officer at Commercial Bank International, James was the founding Chief Technology Officer of two leading digital challenger banks; BankCLEARLY in the UAE and Tandem Bank in the UK. At Tandem Bank, James was awarded “Rising Star Banker of the Year 2015” from Retail Banker International in recognition of the transformational approach to delivering banking services. James’s earlier career includes a variety of leadership positions across technology and innovation in UK-based and global banks, as well as various other experiences; from authoring books on emerging technology to launching a mobile games studio.