Addison James
Global CEO
Holmes & Marchant

Addison James is the Global CEO of the international design network Holmes & Marchant (H&M), with studios in New York, London, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore. 
Based in Shanghai, he has led the growth of the network from one office to its current worldwide status over the last decade. He has brought to H&M both multi-national clients such as Unilever, Nestle, Mondelez and AB Inbev, as well as national powerhouse brands such as Yili and MasterKong. 
With 25 years in both Design and Advertising, he has worked across multiple categories for brands such as Apple, Sony, Nike, Adidas, HSBC, Absolut, Johnnie Walker, Dove and Oreo to name but a few. 
In China, he has personally led the launch of design projects for KSF, Yili, Budweiser, Oreo, Walls and Clear in the last year, and is a respected figure within the global design industry.