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James Hardy

Global businessman and e-commerce specialist, James Hardy is the co-founding CEO of Avenue 51 and sits on the board for a number of businesses in the electronic commerce sphere. Formerly the Head of Alibaba Europe, James is an adept and experienced international businessman, and an proficient keynote speaker on digital empowerment.

Global businessman and e-commerce specialist, James Hardy is the co-founding CEO of Avenue 51 and sits on the board for a number of businesses in the electronic commerce sphere. Formerly the Head of Alibaba Europe, James is an adept and experienced businessman, and a brilliant keynote speaker in digital ventures.

Starting out his career as a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, he has overseen countless global takeovers to successful fruition. Living and working in over 30 countries, he has sat on the General Counsel for two global companies.

James was a non-executive director of Atosho until early 2016. This ground-breaking company was the world’s first distributed e-commerce platform.

He holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and remains a UK qualified solicitor. He is also a member of UKTI’s e-exporting advisory group.

A specialist in taking British business into China, e-commerce, technology public relations, operations outsourcing and mergers and acquisitions, James is truly a consummate international businessman.

Professional and highly astute, James is a brilliant keynote speaker. Proficient in advising businesses through complex operations and the successful management of start-ups, James knows the positive impact of digital empowerment and how to capitalise upon this trend.

His speaking topics include:

- Digital empowerment

- The impact of the internet on market efficiency

- Mergers and acquisitions

- E-commerce and international business 

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