Dr.Jim O' Neill

Jim is chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). As chairman, he is involved in helping guide all aspects of GSAM’s Jim O'Neilbusinesses around the world. Prior to assuming this role in September 2012, Jim was head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research.

Jim is the creator of the acronym BRICs. Together with his colleagues, he has published much research about BRICs, which has become synonymous with the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India and China as growth opportunities of the future.

Jim earned a degree in economics from Sheffield University in 1978 and a PhD from the University of Surrey in 1982. He received an honorary doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London, in 2009 for his educational philanthropy.

The title of his talk to this audience of China specialists and Scottish businesses will be 'China and Its Place in the World'.