James Basden

James is one of the Founders of Zenobē. He leads our Network Infrastructure business which enables transmission and distribution power grids to transition to a renewable energy world.
Prior to Zenobē, James spent over 20 years advising the Boards of major power and utility companies, as well as large infrastructure funds, on strategy, mergers and acquisitions and change.
He was a partner at Oliver Wyman where he led the Global Utilities and Infrastructure practice between 2013 – 2018. Before this role, James was a founder of Corven, a consulting and private equity group with offices in London, Boston, Chicago and Houston focused on the European and US Energy sector with over 100 professional staff. He also spent 9 years either in an executive or non-executive director role within the motorsport world with Lotus Cars and Caterham Cars.
Outside Zenobē, James is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Turners Court Youth Trust, a charity focused on helping severely disadvantaged children. He is married with two daughters and has a keen interest in many outdoor pursuits. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a B.A. Honours degree from Durham University.

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