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John Adams

John Adams Director, China Financial Services

  • Asia Pacific
  • UK

John Adams is Director of China Financial Services and HR China, as well as Senior Adviser to the Chartered Securities & Investment Institute.

Previously, from 1973-92, Adams was Manager for China at the Bank of England, and from 1992-94 was Adviser for China at West Merchant Bank, a London-based investment bank.

From 1999-2003, he served as Technical Director of the British Council’s China Financial Sector Training Scheme, which placed 229 Chinese financiers from the banking, insurance and securities sectors for up to one year’s work experience in London.

He has written a number of books and reports on China, including a review of China's electricity sector, and a survey of gold jewellery and gold-mining for the World Gold Council. He is currently providing extensive training courses in public private partnerships to Chinese delegations.

Adams holds a B.A. in French and European Studies from the University of Sussex.