Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey is head of strategy, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for SVB UK, where is he is responsible for strategic planning and corporate development initiatives in the region. Alex also leads sales operations to provide data analytics and insights to support sales execution and strategic projects for the group.

Before his current role, Alex was chief of staff working directly with the head of EMEA and president of the UK Branch, as well as head of relationship banking, Europe. Earlier in his career at SVB UK, he helped launch and build the corporate banking team with a primary focus on leading private equity transactions, specifically leveraged and acquisition finance for businesses in the UK and Northern Europe. Alex has worked closely with a number of early- and growth- stage technology businesses in his various roles since joining SVB UK in 2010.

Alex began his career in management consultancy for Accenture’s technology solutions division before working in Latin America and Asia Pacific, most notably in information and communications technology outsourcing for Tier 1 network operator Telecom New Zealand. When he returned to the UK, Alex joined Samsung Electronics Research Institute, where he was responsible for building the European mobile app store team; he also collaborated with senior technologists to conduct market and competitor analysis for next-generation smartphones, tablet devices and digital TV software.

Alex holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in management studies from the University of Nottingham.
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