James Bamford

James Bamford is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He joined Ankura with the firm’s 2020 acquisition of Water Street Partners, which he co-founded in 2008. Water Street Partners has been independently ranked as the number one global advisor on joint ventures since 2017. Prior to Water Street, he was global co-lead of the Joint Venture & Alliance Practice at McKinsey & Company.

Operationalizing Joint Venture Governance

It’s time to raise the bar on JV governance. Doing so demands operationalizing the legal agreements and aligning the shareholders on how the governance will actually work. A JV Governance Framework can do just that.