James Baker

Asian Development Bank

James is responsible for leading ADB’s regional marine plastics reduction program and supporting operationalization of Strategy 2030 Operational Priority 3 and the Healthy Oceans Action Plan. He is also responsible for supporting country programming and sovereign and private sector project teams to identify and promote circular economy activities within their programs and investments. Prior to ADB, James held senior project development and investment roles with Climate Change Capital, EON Masdar and CEMEX. He has a background in industrial recycling and is studying his PhD at University of Leeds.

Evaluation Panel