Alexander received his Ph.D. in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford with a focus on stranded carbon assets and their effects on financial markets. He holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Mannheim, where he studied corporate finance, asset valuation, and financial markets. His master’s thesis analyzed the short term effects of short selling bans on market liquidity and other relevant stock market measures.
From 2011-2014, Alexander worked for McKinsey & Company. During his time there, he primarily consulted with distressed companies in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, specifically dealing with LED and solar powered lighting. During his previous employment at KPMG and UBS Investment Bank, he specialized in transaction advisory and fixed income sales, respectively. In addition, he has volunteered for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate contributing to their “New Climate Economy Project.”