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The Lord Sassoon


China-Britain Business Council

Lord Sassoon is President (previously Chairman) of the China-Britain Business Council. He is also Chairman of Sir John Soane’s Museum and a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation.

He was an executive Director of Jardine Matheson from 2013 to 2020.

James was the first Commercial Secretary to the Treasury from 2010 to 2013, having been a Civil Servant (Managing Director) in HM Treasury from 2002 to 2006.

He spent most of his career in the City, starting at KPMG and then at SG Warburg (latterly UBS Warburg), ending as Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking.

James was appointed Knight Bachelor in 2007 and joined the House of Lords in 2010.

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