Dr James Bond is based in Washington, D.C. and specialises in infrastructure, energy and climate change. His positions include Senior Advisor to Centennial Group International; Senior Advisor to African Development Bank; and Non-Executive Director with Helios SE. He is member of the Board of Trustees of the Global Heritage Fund.
Until 2016, James was Senior Advisor to the Green Climate Fund, where he participated in launching the Fund, designing financial instruments, and fund raising. At the African Development Bank James contributed to the launch of the Bank’s partial risk guarantee, including for the Kenya Lake Turkana Wind Project.
James’s positions in the World Bank Group include Chief Operating Officer of MIGA, where he oversaw the introduction of a range of new products, leading to a more than doubling of business volume. James has been World Bank Country Director in West Africa and for Indian Ocean countries, based in Madagascar. His sector responsibilities at the World Bank have included Director of Energy; Director of Agriculture for Africa, and Sector Manager for telecoms. At IFC James was Director of the Mining Department.
Before joining the World Bank Group, James spent nine years with the oil major Total in Paris, and two with Gold Fields. James has a Doctorate in economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne, a Masters in energy economics from ENSPM, and a Bachelors in chemical engineering from University of Witwatersrand. He holds a Legion d’Honneur from France and an Ordre du Merite from Madagascar.