James Aggrey-Orleans

Head of Business Development, Africa for Responsible Gold and G-Coin at Qenta

James Aggrey-Orleans has a diverse work experience spanning over several years. James is currently working at Qenta Inc. as the Head of Business Development, Africa for Responsible Gold and G-Coin. Prior to this, they worked as an Independent Consultant, specializing in Programme Management, Agile Project Management, Business Development, Strategy & Strategic Partnerships, Governance and Operating Models, and Business Analysis for digital transformation, cloud computing, core banking, and payments & collections. During this time, James worked with companies such as BlueSpace, Veneka, and Zash. Before becoming an independent consultant, James was the Head of Business Development at Nimbusplatform.io. Earlier in their career, they worked at Barclays Capital as a Contractor and Regional Manager, Programme Manager, Project Manager, and Business Analyst, focusing on Africa. James also served as the Director of Business Development at INNOV8 Africa, where they developed clients and business opportunities in the Financial Services and Telecoms sectors. Additionally, James worked at Deutsche Bank as a Vice President, overseeing projects and managing stakeholders, and at Barclays Wealth and RBS as a Contractor, managing various projects related to technology and business infrastructure. James spent a significant portion of their early career at Merrill Lynch as a Vice President, leading Programme & Project Management, Vendor Management, Technology Sourcing, and Information Security Officer roles. Lastly, James worked at UBS as an Associate Director, handling project management, business analysis, process re-engineering, software development, and support.

James Aggrey-Orleans attended Harrow from 1986 to 1991, though no specific degree or field of study is mentioned for this period. James then pursued a Masters in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford from 1991 to 1995.

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  • Head of Business Development, Africa for Responsible Gold and G-Coin

    January, 2022 - present

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