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Chief Executive Officer


         Alex started his career as a maritime lawyer with Holman Fenwick & Willan in London, Greece and Hong Kong. He then joined Freehill, Hogan & Mahar in New York, where his clients included many leading ship operators. In January 2003, Alex co-founded ESS with the aim of eliminating the significant inefficiencies resulting from the use of paper documentation in shipping and trade. He is primarily responsible for the company’s strategic direction.

          Alex holds a BSc in Chemistry and Law and a BA in Law, both from the University of Exeter, UK. He also completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, UK and was awarded an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

         Alex is admitted to the Supreme Court of England and Wales, the US Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the New York State Supreme Court. He is a UK member of the UNeDocs Development Board, the American Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.

          Alex is a Director of ESS-Databridge Exchange Limited. He is also a guest lecturer at the Maritime eCommerce elective, part of City University’s MSC Maritime Operations and Management course.