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James Hadley

Partner, London

James Hadley is a partner at Bain & Company, based in London. He is the leader of the firm’s Strategy practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and head of the UK and Ireland’s Telecom, Media and Technology practice.

James joined Bain in 1996 and has worked with clients in Europe, North America and the Middle East. His main focus is on corporate and business unit strategy. He has also advised companies and led assignments on issues ranging from customer strategy to organisation and cost reduction. In addition to TMT, his experience spans numerous industries, including Industrial Goods and Services, Consumer Goods, Financial Investors and Social/Public Sector.

Within Bain, he has served as Managing Partner of our Middle East business, is a past winner of the firm’s global "Bright-Dix Award" for those who have made an outstanding contribution to developing people and is currently a member of our Global Compensation & Promotion Committee.

James graduated with honors from Jesus College Oxford where he read classics and held an Open Scholarship. 

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