James X. Zhan

Senior director of investment and enterprise at UNCTAD.



is senior director of investment and enterprise at UNCTAD. He is editor-in-chief of World Investment Report and Transnational Corporations Journal.  He chairs the Governing Board of UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative.  He has provided policy advice to over 100 governments (including heads of states and cabinets) and parliaments. He led the formulation of a new generation of investment policies and the establishment of the World Investment Forum.  He is chief strategist for World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. He has held several academic advisory positions, including at Cambridge University, Columbia University and Cornell University, and was research fellow at Oxford University.