James Sorene is the Chief Executive Officer of BICOM. Before joining BICOM James was a Senior Civil Servant for the UK Government and Head of Communications and Official Spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Prior to that, James held senior positions in communications at the Department of Health and the Home Office where he worked on counterterrorism. From 1997 to 2000 he was Head of Public Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in London. He holds a Law degree from Queen Mary at the University of London and a Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. James writes regularly for newspapers and websites about Israel and Middle East issues and appears frequently on UK TV and radio programmes.