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Managing Partner of Regional Economic Clusters and South Markets, Shenzhen Office Lead Partner, China Financial Services Leader, PwC China
Mr. James Chang is a member of the PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong Management Board. He is responsible for the Regional Economic Clusters business in China, the South Markets’ strategy and activities, and the overall operations of the Shenzhen office. He is committed to promoting the integrated and coordinated development of China’s city clusters, including the Greater Bay Area, covering Infrastructure Layout, Industrial Collaboration, Public Services Sharing, and Ecological Co-Construction and Environmental Co-Governance.
James has over 25 years of experience in professional services, providing a full range of services for state-owned enterprises, private enterprises, government agencies and multinational companies operating in China. James previously served as PwC China Consulting Leader, helping enterprises carry out overall strategic planning, business operations’ deployment, M&A integration, risk and compliance, digital transformation and other projects to achieve sustainable growth.
James is often invited to deliver speeches on China’s economic sustainable development and transformation, green finance, data assetization and other hot topics at prestigious forums and summits such as the World Economic Forum, BoAo Forum for Asia, the World Internet Conference, and the World Artificial Intelligence Conference. In 2016, he represented PwC as the Knowledge Partner for the B20 Financing Growth Taskforce and presented a policy recommendation report on financial growth for the G20 Summit. The report included policy recommendations on green finance, digital finance, inclusive finance and many other topics, which were adopted and reflected in the official G20 Hangzhou Summit Communiqué.
Prior to joining PwC, James worked at several Wall Street investment banks. He graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business with an MBA. He has the professional qualifications of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Account (CPA) of New York State. He also completed the Leading Professional Service Firms (LPSF) Executive Training Program from Harvard Business School. James is an expert consultant or member of organisations such as the National Engineering Laboratory of Big Data Distribution and Exchange Technologies and the FinTech Cooperation Committee of Asian Financial Cooperation Association.