James Socas

Climate Solutions
New York

James Socas is Global Head of Investcorp’s Climate Solutions business (ICS), which brings Investcorp’s combination of capital, business-building services, international networks and investment experience to the leading companies addressing decarbonization and the impacts of climate change.

Prior to joining Investcorp in 2023, James was a Managing Director at Blackstone, where he made and managed investments in the global technology industries. Prior to joining Blackstone, he was co-managing partner of a boutique growth equity firm and earlier served as a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. James began his career at Goldman Sachs. His operational experience includes serving as head of corporate development and a member of the global leadership team of a multi-billion-dollar public technology company, Symantec, and he has served on multiple company and non-profit boards of directors.

James serves as a board member of Island Press, the leading not-for-profit publisher on sustainability and the environment, and he is a member of the Woodwell Climate Research Center’s President’s Council. He has also served on the boards of the Potomac School, the University of Virginia Alumni Association, and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Board of Corrections.

James holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School.