James is an innovation consultant in the development sector with 10 years of experience in promoting number of small industries, enterprises and other non-profit organizations that provide social welfare such as health, livelihood and jobs. His core expertise is in formulating market based solutions for the development of social welfare indicators. In this capacity, he has helped raise grants and equity for for-profit and non-profit enterprises in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, construction materials, dairy and healthcare. He has also mentored these enterprises for business development support. He brings extensive network from financing institutions, for-profit and non-profit organizations, educational institutions and government. Earlier, James was with Reliance Industries in the petrochemical sector for 10 years. James is a Textile Technologist with an MBA in Technology & Innovation Management obtained from Germany.