James started his re/insurance industry career 25 years ago at Lloyd’s of London. Arriving in Romania in 2007 he became Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CertAsig Insurance Company until 2018. In 2019, James co-founded a new Underwriting Agency called CEE Specialty focusing on Black Sea Marine and Czech/Slovak risks. James holds a degree in Agricultural Economics (University of Edinburgh / Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture d’Angers). James is both a proud British and Romanian citizen as well as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and former board member of the Romanian Catastrophe Insurance Pool (PAID).