James Seymour, MBA

James Seymour is Chairman of Auxesia. He has over 30 years of investment and finance experience in emerging markets through 18 years at Bankers Trust, living and working in Asia, Europe and Middle East; 13 years at Commonfund Capital, managing international/emerging markets private equity funds of funds; and 4 years at EMP Global, a Washington based emerging markets private equity fund. He has served on 18 private equity advisory boards, and was the founding Chairman of the Advisory Board of EMPEA. He serves several non-profit boards including the Global Partnership for Afghanistan.


Mr. Seymour is a graduate of Yale University in International Relations and Harvard Business School in International Finance.

John Vong, PHD
Board member

John Vong is a Board member at Auxesia. He has more than 30 year experience in banking and finance, especially in the ASEAN financial sector. He has managed projects for the World Bank, United Nations, Asian Development Bank, 5 International Banks, 6 Global Technology Companies and ASEAN governments. He has listed a bank on the stock exchange in Vietnam, started 2 banks in Cambodia and Laos, helped designed an economic surveillance system for the central bank in Philippines, and launched new national financial initiatives in Singapore. Between 1999 to 2001, he was a team leader in restructuring and re-capitalizing 200 banks in Indonesia. Prior to 1994, he held senior appointments at HSBC Banking Group in a 15-year career, managing a client portfolio in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.


John completed his research PhD at the University of Bradford UK, qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Australia, and undertook professional development at MIT-Harvard University Consensus Building Institute.

John Cook, MBA
Board Member

John Cook is a Board member at Auxesia. John has more than 30 year experience in business development, marketing, finance and asset management at International Harvester in the Middle East; Univestors S.A., covering European family offices; Merrill Lynch International, managing private and institutional clients; Security Pacific Merchant Bank, as Director of European Business Development; and W.J. Hopper & Co. Ltd., as a co-founder.


John has a BSIM cum-laude from Krannert - Purdue University, and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.