James Hadley is a director with Bain & Company, based in London. He is the leader of the firm’s Strategy practice for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as the UK Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practices.
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 organization and cost reduction.
His experience spans numerous industries, with particular depth in industrial goods and services; telecommunications, media and technology; and the public sector, including sovereign wealth funds.
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 the Global Compensation & Promotion Committee.
James graduated with honors from Jesus College Oxford.
- “Retail Banks: Manage for Glory or Cash?,” Brief, July 2016
- “The Return of Corporate Strategy in Banking,” Brief, September 2015
- “Why Bigger isn't Always Better in Business,” Bangkok Post, June 2015, Article
- “Bigger Isn't Always Better,” AsiaOne, June 2015, Article
- “Why Bigger Is Not Always Better in Business,” Jakarta Post, May 2015, Article