Inspiring Speakers: Aberdeen
Sustaining growth: strategies and new markets
Entrepreneur & business advisor James Alexander, former CEO & co-founder of Zopa
24 April 2019 at 5:30pmRegister your interest
Meet entrepreneur and business advisor James Alexander, former CEO and co-founder of Zopa, one of the world’s first and Europe’s largest peer to peer lender. Zopa has been one of the disruptive pioneers in what has become Fintech and it helped pave the way for other collaborative and crowdfunding concepts from AirBnB and Uber to Funding Circle.
James will tell a personal story on founding and growing Zopa, explore what it takes to disrupt and innovate today and reflect on those qualities required to grow sustainably through a business lifecycle.
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James is currently a Director of FutureAgenda.org, an open source think tank and advisory firm, delivering foresight, research, strategy and innovation to some of the world’s leading organisations (e.g. Facebook, Apple, WWF). James was previously strategy director at Egg through its early growth phase. He now advises a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, Loot, and giffgaff gameplan, In addition, he works as a growth strategy consultant at both The Foundation and LEK Consulting, where his clients included Tesco, Eurostar, Barclays, HSBC, Save the Children, The Guardian, Redburn, M&S and Just Giving.
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25 April 2019
At this event Co-Founder and former CEO of Zopa, James Alexander, will tell a personal story on founding and growing Zopa, explore what it takes to disrupt and innovate today and reflect on those qualities required to grow sustainably through a business lifecycle. Join us to be inspired, to be challenged and to grow your network.