James Mullins has over 25 year experience in finance and was a director of numerous funds and companies including the Russian Federation First Mercantile Fund. This Fund (Class A shares) is listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. His experience in the UK includes working for Deloitte & Touche and British Coal. In Russia he was head of the Corporate Restructuring Department at Coopers & Lybrand and later co-founded Branan Management Consultants.
From 2004 to 2007, he was the Finance Director at Rambler Media and was involved in its successful admission on AIM. He has been a partner in First Mercantile since 2001. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the Association of European Businesses in Russia. He was recently Chairman of the Scottish Salmon Company, which is listed on the Oslo Bors. He is a director at Clover Films and was part of the team that received a duPont Award from Columbia Journalism School in January 2011. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from Trinity College, Dublin.