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James Absalom
CEO & Managing Partner
Walter James


James Absalom founded Walter James, a ZRG company, in 2015 and has since served as the Group’s CEO. He is a commercial executive search leader with a focus on global strategic growth and the value and performance of the Group. He personally manages mandates from the VP to board level across US, EMEA, and APAC.

Previous Experience

James has spent his entire career within global executive search and has developed an extensive network of talent within the life sciences, retail, and consumer sectors worldwide. His network has specific experience working within highly complex global organizations in senior leadership positions which require both change and transformation.

Areas of Expertise

James’s functional areas of expertise include Supply Chain, Executive Officers, Boards of Directors and Commercial, Business Transformation, Finance, Digital, E-Commerce and Analytics, Legal, HR, and IT. His past successful assignments have spanned executive search, interim management, project outsourcing, and market mapping.


James earned his BSc in Image and Display Technology from Nottingham Trent University.

Areas of Expertise