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James Angelus


International Security Industry Council of Japan

One of four sons of an USAF pilot and aeronautical engineer assigned to Aerojet General, now Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Space Systems Division, now Space and Missile Systems Center near Los Angeles.  Angelus was born an identical twin at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and lived in six countries and ten American states.

He attended Appalachian State University in North Carolina and Mesa College in California, completed studies at the University of New Mexico in International Relations in 1985.

Angelus has been involved in security and defense policies throughout his career as journalist, consultant and global business development specialist. He was a producer for Radio America in Washington D.C on geopolitical issues in 1986, and he produced the first Spanish-language news program for Gannett’s USA Today.  Thereafter he co-founded Panamerica Inc. with former Ambassador of Panama to the U.S., Juan Sosa, followed by a National Forum Foundation assignment to Polish National Television in Kraków in 1992.

In 1996 he founded USI Capital Corporation in Washington D.C. to focus on energy and security in the former Soviet bloc. Subsidiaries he established in Poland and Romania consulted for the hydrocarbon industry and published monthly local-language magazines while organizing international conferences featuring key corporate and government officials.

In the last decade Angelus engaged in reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, based in the UAE, facilitating teaming arrangements between local firms and foreign partners. In 2008 he was the architect of the “Athens Summit – Global Climate and Energy Security” in Greece in association with the Andreas Papandreou family.

In Saudi Arabia he facilitated joint venture introductions for infrastructure projects in 2009 on behalf of Al-Khodari Sons company. He also laid the foundation in 2010 for the Pan-Africa New Community Development Initiative (PAN-CDI) based on affordable housing in association with the family of President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi.

In 2012 Angelus co-organized the Independent Refineries China Summit in Qingdao in its first campaign to attract foreign speakers and international sponsors such as the World Refining Association. He was speaker on several other occasions — the Iraq Reconstruction Conference in Jordan in 2005, Global Arab Business in the UAE in 2011, and Downstream Asia in Singapore in 2012.

Angelus established Japan Associates to assist in the development of Japan’s defense industrial base in concert with Admiral Zumwalt Associates in Washington DC, to facilitate collaboration between Japanese companies and foreign partners.

James Angelus
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