The John C.B. Chau Prize

The inaugural John C.B Chau Prize in Engineering at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, has been awarded to Wassim Aouad. Mr. Aouad was born in Lebanon, and studied at MIT before coming to Cambridge as an M.Phil candidate in Advanced Chemical Engineering. During his studies, he conducted research at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and also the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)…

AIDS/TB Prevention Campaign, Hainan

James was invited to co-host the 2015 National AIDS/TB Prevention Campaign in Hainan on March 29, 2015. The event, which took place on the sidelines of the Boao Forum, was led by Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, who attended with Zambian First Lady Esther Lungu and Bill Gates, Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…

LIMA, Langkawi

James moderated a series of panel sessions at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Langkawi, Malaysia. The biennial event, which took place March 17-21, 2015, brings together key players from the defence industry, with the emphasis this year on Malaysia’s chair of the ASEAN grouping. For the first time, LIMA featured the ASEAN Business Forum and ASEAN Aviation Summit…

WEF Young Global Leader

James has been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. The honour recognises his career in broadcast media, as well as in the fight against HIV and AIDS. A UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2009 and currently Special Contributor to China Central Television, he joins a community of leaders aged under 40, who are selected for their capacity to shape the global conversation…

Menuhin Competition Trustee


James has been appointed Trustee to the Menuhin Competition, a UK charity that is named for violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin. In a press statement confirming the news, he said “Yehudi Menuhin was the original prodigy. As a violinist, conductor, and humanist, who during and after the Second World War worked towards reconciliation, his music brought the world together… “