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ARCHIVED JCCI Joint Lunch with Professor Michael Mainelli, upcoming Lord Mayor of London

Friday 20 October 2023 / 12:00pm
JCCI Joint Lunch with Professor Michael Mainelli, upcoming Lord Mayor of London

Friday 20 October 2023        
12.00 for 12.30pm

National Liberal Club
1 Whitehall Place
Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

Booking Details
Booking essential 
£95 per head - Members of The Japan Society, the JCCI and their guests
£110 per head - Non-members and their guests

Booking deadline: Friday 13 October 2023
Please note that spaces are limited and so early booking is recommended.

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The guest of honour at The Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s next joint lunch will be Professor Michael Mainelli MStJ FCCA FCSI(Hon) FBCS, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen Group.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Mainelli, who is currently making plans for taking up the role as the 695th Lord Mayor of London. His theme, “Connect To Prosper”, celebrates London’s ability to help solve the world’s problems, not least the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. "Connect To Prosper" aims to increase and deepen connections between Japan and the UK, certainly in financial services but also more widely across science, technology, and academia.

Michael Mainelli is a scientist and economist trying to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Originally a research scientist in aerospace (rocket science) and computing (architecture & cartography), educated at Harvard, Trinity College Dublin, he gained his PhD from the London School of Economics, where he was also Visiting Professor in innovation and IT.

He became a senior partner of accountants BDO Binder Hamlyn, and Corporate Development Director for the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Evaluation & Research Agency. During a mergers & acquisitions spell in merchant banking with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, in 1994 he founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading think-tank. Z/Yen is renowned for its Global Financial, Green Finance, and Smart Centres indices, as well as notable ‘firsts’ in technology research, including distributed ledgers.

Michael has advised numerous governments and municipalities around the world, including four years as International Financial Services Advisor to the Office of the Taoiseach. Michael is a fellow of Gresham College, King's College London, and Goodenough College, visiting professor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, and non-executive director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and a listed mining company. He is active in fourteen livery companies, past Master of the World Traders, an Alderman of the City of London for Broad Street, and past Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021, with charity interests in the environment, education, and care.

His third book, written with Ian Harris, The Price Of Fish: A New Approach To Wicked Economics And Better Decisions, won the Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize. Michael’s parents and a sister have lived in Japan, and now his son and two Japanese grandsons.

Professor Michael Mainelli will speak following a three-course lunch, after which there will be time for questions until 2.30pm.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at:

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Booking Info

  • £95 per head | Members of the Japan Society, the JCCI and their guests
    £110 per head | Non-members and their guests

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