James Jenkin is the CEO for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP).
Prior to become chief executive officer of CGEP, James was chief operating officer. Before joining CGEP, James followed a somewhat unconventional path which led him to various roles across more than 30 countries. James commenced his career as an international corporate attorney practicing in Australia and Europe before deciding to apply his skills towards building businesses. For 15 years he played critical roles in building one the world’s leading Fortune 500 logistics companies, TNT Express. At the height his corporate career, he successfully managed a $2.5 billion global strategic investment pipeline and developed innovative growth strategies creating market leading positions for the company in several developing countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Passionate not only about building the company’s core business but also ensuring its sustainability, he additionally managed TNT’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) function across three continents for 5 years, helping cement TNT as a Dow Jones Sustainability Index Supersector Leader. This included James’ managing corporate giving of 30+ philanthropic programs.
A firm believer in using business for social change, James is motivated by applying his skills towards solving social problems. He co-founded the North Star Alliance, a social enterprise providing basic health care to long-distance truck drivers and other hard-to-reach communities in Africa. From 2010 to 2014, James was the Executive Director of the long-standing New York non-profit arts organization Printed Matter Inc.
James holds a combined Bachelor of Arts and Law (honors), majoring in political science, from the University of Tasmania.