Prior to Stone & Chalk Alex co-founded and was Head of the Barclays Accelerator program powered by Techstars in London and New York. He also launched two startups hubs in London and Manchester and was also lead a major Open Innovation program which saw hundreds of start-ups pitch to win commercial projects with large organisations.
As part of his global career, Alex has spent over 7 years living and working extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Prior to his time at Barclays Bank in London, Alex has worked for Nokia Networks in Dubai and Australia where he also worked for Lend Lease and as an Officer in the Australian Army.
In his current role as CEO, one of his key focus areas is to establish a leading fintech ecosystem in Asia by creating a fintech “super-highway” connecting investors, fintech startups and corporates across Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul.