Alex is particularly interested in early-stage technology-led businesses that are looking to raise equity finance and are based in Wales, or are willing to move there. His focus is sector-agnostic but he has an affinity for consumer businesses. Prior to joining Development Bank of Wales in 2018, Alex gained experience in research and development, technology start-ups, private equity and corporate turnaround, in both developed and emerging economies. Alex has an honours engineering degree in Mechatronics from Stellenbosch University and MBA from the University of Cape Town and London Business School. He has also passed Level 1 of the CFA program.