Mr. Jim Mellon
Co-Founder and Chairman, Juvenescence
Jim Mellon is a British entrepreneur and investor with a wide range of interests. Through his private investment company, Burnbrae Group, he has substantial real estate holdings in Germany and the Isle of Man, as well as holdings in private and public companies. Jim’s investment philosophy is underpinned by his ability to recognise emerging trends that give rise to new industries or major shifts in markets. This includes global financial crisis of 2008-2009, as foreseen in the first book Jim co-authored entitled Wake Up!, and subsequently in the new science and technologies detailed in Cracking the Code and Fast Forward. More recently Jim has established himself as a leader in the nascent field of ageing research and longevity. His groundwork into the field is summarised in the book Juvenescence which he also co-authored. Jim sits on the Board of Trustees of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). He is also a trustee of Biogerontology Research Foundation and Lifeboat Foundation, is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford and sits on the Advisory Board of the Milken Institute’s Centre for the Future of Aging. Jim has been honoured by the AFAR with the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award for his support of ageing research.