James Watkins is an economic development specialist. He is also the Geopolitics and Public Affairs Lecturer for the French business school, INSEEC.

He was the Political Adviser to the Japanese Government based at the Embassy of Japan in London and has also supported a number of  UK Parliamentarians.

He was previously the Chief Executive of national and regional business lobby groups where he helped with the growth and development of the Islamic finance market.

James is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Institute of Economic Development and has gained a Masters in Asia-Pacific studies from the University of Leeds. His book on Islamic finance is due to be published in 2021.

James will be providing the following Zoom training courses for BC Training:

PR and Reputational Management


Business Planning

Corporate Social Responsibility

Writing Press Releases

Managing Business Risks

Project Management

Public Affairs Training Suite of Courses

Get in touch with us to find out more about the courses and to book your places.