Before joining CRU, James worked as a Research assistant in Texas A&M University and had an internship with Bank of China. James has also been involved in Microfinance Global Brigades in Ghana. Prior to his career at CRU, James completed MSc Economics in the London School of Economics (LSE). James holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Exeter. James also studied as an exchange student in Nanyang Technological University (NTU).