James Wakim is a successful and seasoned Board Director and Chairman in public, private and not-for-profit organisations. James has the skills and experience to enable companies to best position themselves for growth in sales and service. James has well proven international and strategic focus and the skills necessary for genuine customer-centricity decisions. James has had an acclaimed executive career that saw him as founding manager of the Arab Bank of Australia Limited then as CEO/MD and also most recently as CEO/MD of Bank of Sydney Limited.
With over 33 years of experience in the financial services sector, James is able to build successful financial institutions from scratch and can help with guiding troubled businesses to achieving positive outcomes. He also has a deep understanding of retail services as well as manufacturing, energy and resources, technology, health and the medical sectors.
James is a Fellow of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia).