Alexander Wood

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman

Based in: Bangkok and Saigon

Alex has 24 years of investment banking, strategy consulting and venture development experience worldwide: 9 years with Paribas and 15 years with AWR Lloyd. Alex is co-founder of AWR Lloyd and was appointed as the firm’s Chief Executive from 2010 to December 2013. He became Vice Chairman in January 2014.

At Paribas (1991-99), Alex worked in corporate banking, equity capital markets and M&A with a focus on Mining & Metals and Oil & Gas in the emerging markets (Eastern Europe, FSU, Asia, Africa and Latin America). During his time at Paribas he was also the Chairman of the Association of Mining Analysts in London from 1997-98. In 1999, Alex left Paribas to establish AWR Lloyd and in 2001 moved to Bangkok. Since then he has managed a number of assignments for clients in Indonesia, India, China, Vietnam and Thailand. His main industry focus has been coal and oil, although he also has experience in steel, other mining industries, renewable energy and real estate.

In the energy sector, Alex has been strategic and financial advisor to Banpu since 2000, helping the company grow from a small conglomerate into one of Asia’s largest and most geographically diversified coal-based energy players. In addition to strategic consulting and M&A work, Alex has also established the firm’s IR & Stock Market Strategy practice and has been a leading proponent of best practice investor relations in Asia through conferences, seminars and press articles.

Alex is a co-founder of three other AWR Lloyd group companies: AWR Lloyd Asset Management, a Cayman Islands registered fund management company focused on developing and managing funds focused on the Asia-Pacific region; AWR Lloyd Consulting, a Hong Kong registered multi-sector strategy consulting firm; and Indochina Energy Corporation (www.indochina-energy.com), a venture focused on developing and managing commodity supply chain businesses in Southeast Asia.

Alex was educated in Economics and History at the London School of Economics (BSc) and Oxford University (MSt).

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