James Emmett
Senior Advisor
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A background that encompasses both banking and digital assets at the most senior levels is extremely rare. It is one reason why James is such a powerful resource for our clients to have access to.

His particular focus is helping financial services firms navigate the growing disruption from blockchain and distributed ledger technology. With James’ knowledge of regulation, the law, and financial services operations, businesses can be sure they are setting the right strategies and building the best customer offerings to survive the turbulent times ahead. 

Oliver Wyman’s profound understanding of financial services and disruptive technology makes them a natural partner for me.

Previously, James was Managing Director and CEO of Diem (formerly Libra) and Chief Executive of HSBC Bank and HSBC Europe. He currently serves as non-Executive Board Director and Senior Advisor at Diem.

James has also served on the UK’s Payment Strategy Forum, the UK’s International Trade & Industry Group, the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, the WTO Expert Advisory Group on Trade Finance, the B20 Trade and Investment group, and the boards of the Banker’s Association in Turkey and New York State.

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