James Jenkin is the Chief Operating Officer for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP). In this role James is responsible for the development of new CGEP enterprises as well as direct management of early stage enterprises within the CGEP portfolio.
James commenced his career as an international corporate attorney practicing in Australia and Europe before transitioning into various senior executive management positions, mainly in the supply chain and logistics field. Previous roles he has held include Director of Group Mergers and Acquisitions for the global transportation company TNT and more recently Director of Strategy, Planning and CSR for TNT’s American, Middle Eastern, African and Asian business units. In parallel to his commercial career James oversaw many of TNT’s philanthropic and environmental programs helping the company to become an industry leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. James was a co-founder of the North Star Alliance, a non-profit public/private partnership providing basic health care to long distance truck divers and other hard to reach communities in Africa.
In 2010 James accepted a rather different challenge as the Executive Director of the New York non-profit arts organization Printed Matter Inc. James holds a combined Bachelor of Arts/Law (honors) majoring in political science from the University of Tasmania. James is Australian but has happily called Brooklyn home since 2008.