Andrew James

Corporate Development

Andrew James has held several Corporate Development roles at Vodafone over last 10 years including Head of Group Business Development (EMEA), Corporate Development Executive responsible for the Middle East and, Group M&A Executive.

Andrew is an accomplished international executive with demonstrable success in delivering shareholder value by creating new business and joint ventures, developing new market entry models and managing complex projects across Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East. He has extensive experience in many strategic aspects of the telecommunications and financial services industry including corporate investment strategy, mergers and acquisitions, post merger integration, organizational restructuring, business development, governance and financial control.

Andrew has worked on a number of license bids and auctions, facilitated capital raising, IPOs and initiated a number of market entry vehicles including franchise agreements, MVNO structures.  Andrew’s has worked on initiatives in over 25 countries.  His work has also included market sector reviews, business modelling, financial planning and analysis.

Prior to his time with Vodafone, Andrew held roles in the Financial Services sector at Reuters, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and Coopers & Lybrand.

Andrew holds a 2:1 Bachelors degree with honours in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Management Science from Imperial College.  He is a chartered accountant.