|The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander, Senior Advisor, Pinsent Masons
The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander is a Senior Advisor to Pinsent Masons and also serves as Chair of Unicef UK. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, Trustee of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Mr Alexander served in the UK Government for nine years, and as a Member of the UK Parliament for eighteen years.
As the UK’s Governor to the World Bank, and the UK’s International Development Secretary, Alexander was tasked with developing innovative approaches to resolve and pre-empt some of the most complex challenges to the wellbeing of the global economy. He provided strategic direction to the UK Government’s International Trade Policy, leading the UK Delegation at WTO Ministerial-level meetings.
Alexander offers a depth of experience and understanding of the changing political landscapes in Europe and the USA; the growth of populism, the rise of Trump and the impact of Brexit. Alexander also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Rise Fund; a new $2bn global impact fund, and to U2 Frontman Bono; advising on investment and development in Africa.