James is a pioneering entrepreneur who defies zero-sum thinking and advocates for financial inclusion, particularly focusing on Africa. Elected as the Chair of the Montpelier Descendants Committee in 2019, French's transformative leadership didn't stop there. In 2022, he assumed the mantle of The Montpelier Foundation's Chair, where he introduced 'structural parity.' This groundbreaking initiative ensures equal co-stewardship of Montpelier, the historic residence of James Madison, between the MDC and descendants of the enslaved. This significant shift in historical narrative power mirrors French's dedication to institutional transformation. With expertise in governance, finance, and entrepreneurship, French pursues meaningful change across diverse economic and social landscapes.
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