James Ryans

Partner, Chief Financial Officer at Social Capital

James Ryans is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer at Social Capital.  He was a director and chair of the audit committee at Virgin Galactic from its combination with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, where he was also a director. He has also been an independent director at Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings III, which merged with Clover Health in January 2021. Formerly a professor of accounting at London Business School he taught financial accounting at the graduate and postgraduate levels and directed an executive education program on mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Ryans formerly oversaw investments and business development at Chelsea Rhone LLC and its affiliate HealthCap RRG, a mutual insurance company, and began his career as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche.