Non Executive Chairman
Jim Hackney has been involved in the world of International trade, investment and finance for the past 45 years as a corporate lawyer, high-level government official, investment banker, global business consultant and business entrepreneur. Currently, he is an owner and co-founder of Inergix Global Corporation, a global consulting and advisory services firm with offices in Washington, DC and London. Inergix clients include major oil and gas firms, large EPC corporations, logistics and security enterprises and trading operations with offices around the globe.
As a government official, Mr. Hackney served in the Administrations of President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Counsellor to the Secretary of Commerce, Ronald H. Brown. As one of the Secretary’s closest and most trusted advisers, Mr. Hackney helped to devise and implement the Commercial Diplomacy Program. This highly praised and historic program was principally responsible for the awarding of $40 billion in infrastructure contracts to U.S. firms by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa. In addition, Mr. Hackney managed the Commerce Department’s programs designed to provide assistance, opportunities and access for small businesses and women and minority owned businesses to domestic and international markets. He also served as a deputy on the interagency committee chaired by Secretary Brown that spearheaded and executed the Clinton Administration’s efforts to revitalize the California economy.