James X. Zhan

James X. Zhan
  • Director, Investment and Enterprise
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

PhD in International Economics. Former Research Fellow, Oxford University. Twenty-six years of international and national experience in investment, trade, technology, business facilitation and enterprise development, including directing extensive policy research, international consensus-building among 193 countries and technical assistance to more than 150 governments. Director, Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Team leader, UN annual World Investment Report. Chief Editor, UN journal Transnational Corporations. Guest Professor, Nankai University, China. Member: Academic and Policy Advisory Board, Centre of International Business and Management, Cambridge University, UK; Advisory Board, International Investment Centre, Columbia University, USA. Has published extensively on trade- and investment-related economic and legal issues. Regular guest speaker at high-profile academic, business and policy forums.