James Bacchus is the Chair of the Commission on Trade and Investment Policy of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris and a member of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, also in Paris. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Commission, Mr Bacchus chaired the ICC Working Group on Guidelines for International Investment and was a member of the 2012 B20 Task Force on Trade and Investment, led by ICC. Mr Bacchus is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Trade of the Davos-based World Economic Forum (WEF), and is Chairman of the WEF’s Governance for Sustainability. He works with both ICC and the WEF in advising the G20 group of leading economies on the global business agenda.
Mr Bacchus is one of two Chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Practice Group. He is a former Chief Judge on the highest international tribunal of world trade, a former Member of the Congress of the United States, and a former Special Assistant to the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President.