James Behrens

James Behrens – Commercial Director

James joined Atelier in October 2016 and is responsible for new business in the UK and Ireland.

He qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields in London and spent 6 years in private practice focusing on general corporate, corporate finance and M&A transactions before moving in-house as the legal counsel to a brand management company.

Following an MBA in the UK he joined Gazeley, a leading developer of logistics and distribution parks, as the Development Director working in the UK and mainland Europe before being appointed as Country Director for India where he set up the South Asia business following which he returned to the UK to become Gazeley’s Commercial Director and General Counsel.

In 2011 he joined Aggreko and led the Asia Pacific Commercial and Infrastructure teams before being appointed Managing Director for North Asia, responsible for businesses in China, Japan, Philippines and South Korea.