James Li is the Founder and CEO of E.J. McKay. With over 20 years of experience in the financial markets in China and around the globe, his expertise encompasses a broad range of industries and geographies. Formerly, James was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong, a consultant with McKinsey in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and head of China for VA Tech AG (now part of Siemens AG) based in Beijing.
James holds master’s degrees from Oxford and the University of Chicago, and an AB from Harvard. He is the Secretary of the Oxford Society in Shanghai, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on China and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University. James is a supporter of the capital campaigns for Harvard and Oxford, and is the benefactor of a number of scholarships at Harvard and Dartmouth.