James Watt

James Watt | PepTalk Expert Speaker
James Watt | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former British Ambassador and Middle East Expert
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Former British Ambassador to Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt.
Expert on Middle Eastern affairs, security, and refugee policy.
Partner in The Ambassador Partnership LLP, political risk consultancy

James Watt CVO previously served as Former British Ambassador to Lebanon (2003-06), Jordan (2006-11) and Egypt (2011-14). He was also Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan (1996-98), covering Afghanistan too. His experience in Middle Eastern affairs has rewarded him with an exceptional and comprehensive understanding of current issues. 

His extensive experience has allowed him to continue advising and writing on the Middle East, covering topics such as security, political development, economic and social changes and refugee policy. He also discusses humanitarian assistance and continues to lecture on these topics. 

Now based in London, James is a partner in the political risk consultancy, The Ambassador Partnership LLP. It is an international corporate diplomacy consulting group that draws upon the networks, experiences and insight of former Ambassadors, like James himself, to understand global government policy and businesses. They offer advice and practical techniques to both the public and private sector clientele.

Why Should You Book James Watt?

James brings a wealth of firsthand diplomatic experience from critical regions like the Middle East, offering unparalleled insights into security, political development, and economic changes. His deep understanding of refugee policy and humanitarian assistance can provide your team with unique perspectives on global issues, enhancing your strategic planning and decision-making. Booking James as a speaker will not only enrich your event with expert analysis but also equip your business with practical techniques for navigating international challenges.

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