James is the Managing Partner of Cornerstone International Group and President of Cornerstone CEO Connection (CCC). CCC is a CEO mentoring service to empower & assist CEOs to achieve more in China.
James has lived and worked in China for some 18 years and most recently he was President, Home Appliances of Hong Leong Asia responsible for annual sales of USD600million and 15,000 employees. Prior to Hong Leong, James was Managing Director, China and Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific of Beiersdorf.
From 2007 to 2010, he was Managing Director of Carlsberg Group China, where he led six business units including Carlsberg International Brands and all joint ventures with sales of USD400million and 10,000 employees. James was instrumental in transforming the fragmented and complex operations into well-synergized and profitable brewery group in China.
Prior to the Carlsberg assignment, James served as General Manager, North Asia of Detpak Packaging, American Standard China and Sauces and Condiment of Danone China.
James has extensive board experience which includes having served as Executive Director of AS-Plumbing Products (listed at GEM-Stock Exchange Hong Kong),Board Member of Xinjiang Hops (listed at Shanghai Stock Exchange), Chairman of Jinsan Amoy Foods, Board Member of Shanghai Amoy Foods, AS (Shanghai) Pottery, AS (Tianjin) Pottery, AS(Beijing)Enamel Steel Sanitary and Gansu Huanghe Jiangniang Brewery
BBA , with honors ,National University of Malaysia
MBA with honors, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Vice Chairman, Malaysia Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom
Associate Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Management