James Sullivan (USA) is Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Equity Research at J.P. Morgan. He has held Asia-based roles in equity research (Credit Suisse) and hedge fund management (Citadel, Millennium, Oaktree) since 1998, previous to which he held strategy consulting roles at IBM in Washington, DC and New York City. He’s been awarded the Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street award, been named one of Global Telecom Business’ Top 40 under 40 Telecom Executives, and has earned ranked seats from Institutional Investor every year at JP Morgan for his Telecom coverage. James currently serves on the CIB Global Quant Council, where he assists in developing research strategies to leverage new data sources and analytical models inclusive of machine learning and artificial intelligence. He also serves on the Asia Pacific Management Committee, and is a senior sponsor for both the Analysts & Associates Development Council and the VETS Business Resource Group in APAC. He has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a B.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Marist College and is a CFA charter holder. He is currently a Non- Resident Visiting Scholar at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and is pursuing an ALM in International Relations from Harvard Extension School, which has led to work published in academic journals inclusive of International Affairs from Chatham House, St. Antony’s International Review from Oxford University, and the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. James sits on Advisory Boards for the Fuqua School of Business and Duke Corporate Education. He also serves as Deputy Director of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary’s International Affairs Directorate, and holds multiple Marine Safety qualifications.
Non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow, Pacific Forum