James Pennington

Manager, Circular Economy Initiative and China Partnerships, World Economic Forum Geneva

James Pennington is a project lead on the World Economic Forum’s Circular Economy initiative, leading projects and engagement in emerging markets with a focus on the electronics sector, he also leads the work of the Center for Global Public Goods in China. Prior to the Forum, James worked for the London based think tank Chatham House. James is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and has spent significant time working and studying in China. James graduated from the University of Leeds and the University of Cambridge where his research focused on China’s political economy of natural resources and the country’s international engagement.

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