James Alexander

Internet Loan Mogul & Finance Speaker

James Alexander, co-founder of ZOPA, has developed a profitable internet-based business and also a new way of borrowing and lending money. His vision and forward thinking enabled a new peer-to-peer system and an alternative to high street banks. An intriguing and exciting finance speaker, James Alexander is a terrific personality for conferences as a keynote speaker.

Providing a basis for people with money to invest in ZOPA, this money can be used to lend to small borrowers. Interest rates are more competitive than high street banks for both borrowers and lenders. Any lender can see who is borrowing their money and what it is being used for.

With all processes being internet-based, transparency of transactions and a low maintenance regime run hand in hand. Such efficiency and effectiveness is the goal of any business and James is an ideal business speaker to guide a firm in this direction.

During his work at LEK Consulting, James also developed Smile, the Co-operative Bank‘s online division. He later launched digital TV and mobile services for EGG and steered them through rapid growth and an entry into the US market. Proving testament to his ability as a businessman, James is a respected authority on the keynote speaker circuit as a finance speaker.

Alongside the corporate world, James also campaigns environmentally and is a trustee for Green Thing, a non-profit online social movement to counter climate change. In his spare time, James is a keen birdwatcher and is noted to have re-discovered three species thought to previously have been extinct.

James Alexander seeks to motivate and inspire budding entrepreneurs, reassuring them with the belief that failure is not as bad as many think and that help should always be taken from trustworthy sources.

To book James Alexander as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Finance Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Social Responsibility
  • Creative Thinking
  • Digital & Online Business
  • Customer Service & CRM

“James was a genuinely lovely man. We enjoyed his talk and he engaged well with the audience.” – Scottish Institute for Enterprise