James Alexander Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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James Alexander

Partner The Foundation and Co-Founder Zopa.com

James Alexander is an experienced entrepreneur and business advisor. He is currently Director of FutureAgenda.org, the world’s largest open foresight programme – looking at the World in 2025. He is also an advisor to a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, Loot, Spacehive, LandBay and Tandem.

James co-founded Zopa, the world’s first peer to peer lender (“eBay for money”). Zopa is a disruptor (like Uber, Airbnb etc). It is multi-award winning and growing strongly.

Prior to Zopa, he was Strategy Director at Egg. He joined Egg to create new things launching Egg’s digital TV and mobile services and the UK’s first and most successful account aggregation service. Before Egg, James worked at LEK Consulting, where he developed the business case for Smile, Co-operative Bank’s Internet bank.

James Alexander has been a growth/innovation consultant for more than 20 years, helping organisations innovate and grow. These include HSBC, Tesco, Eurostar, The Guardian – but also the likes of Just Giving and Save The Children. James also advises a number of social ventures and charities including the RSPB (where he was previously a Trustee), the GoodLab, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, GreenThing and as Chair of Gen Community Ventures.

James Alexander with Maria Franzoni
James Alexander with Maria Franzoni

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Topics

Disruption/Innovation

Digital & Online

Telling an Entrepreneur's Tale

Growth Strategy/Growing a Company

Fintech (Financial Technology)

Financial Services/Banking

James has helped JustGiving tackle a number of growth challenges over the years, with rare intelligence and a genuine understanding of how to combine social purpose with commercial success. He combines superior intellect, playful imagination and commercial nous, backed by a high quality network of business leaders across a wide range of industries.

Just Giving

I wanted to thank you, on behalf of Ordnance Survey, for such a fantastic and inspiring session at Guardian Activate this week. Your session really was incredibly interesting and provided a lot of food for thought. The movie that you showed was very cool and the characters that you use in your marketing are really great and tell a very clear and strong story.

Guardian Activate

I was lucky enough to be at the BT Wholesale event last week and was 'blown away' by his presentation. Fantastic.

BT Wholesale London

James was a genuinely lovely man. We enjoyed his talk and he engaged well with the audience.

Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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