A leading business analyst and futurologist with considerable experience as a thought-provoking speaker and moderator at management conferences and business schools around the world. Dr James Bellini has more than twenty five years’ experience in futures analysis, broadcasting and journalism with a strong focus on the future evolution of economic, financial and technology topics.
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After an early academic career James joined the US-headquartered futurology ‘think tank’, the Hudson Institute, as its first British member. He subsequently joined the BBC to present 'The Money Programme', 'Newsnight' and 'Panorama' before moving to independent television in 1980. Over the years he has worked on a number of award-winning documentary series and current affairs programmes as well as writing a number of books on social, business and political topics. For seven years, until 1997, he presented programmes for 'Sky News'. He has also held senior executive positions in advertising and corporate communications and is a director of two specialist consultancies, Media Counsellors and Corporate Catalysts. He sits on the European Advisory Board of the global future forum. James describes himself as 'an historian of the future' with a close interest in key strategic challenges facing current and future management up to 2025.
His conference speaking and moderating engagements have taken him to many venues around Britain, Europe and the Middle East. The US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. James has many credits as writer, presenter and narrator of award-winning TV documentaries on political, social and environmental issues. They include the six-part series 'Rule Britannia'; the three-part series 'The Road Ahead', on the social/environmental impact of the M40 motorway; 'The Nuclear Age', a twelve-part history of atomic diplomacy; multi-part 'Animal Detectives', which exposed the illegal animal trade; 'The Other Americas', on the history of Latin American nations. He co-wrote and narrated 'The Real Stonehenge', a 90-minute archaeological mystery for National Geographic and other satellite channels.
James has a Masters from Cambridge in law and history and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
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