Alex Harvey is Head of Strategy, EMEA and is responsible for strategic planning and corporate development initiatives in the region. Alex also leads the Sales Operations function providing data analytics and insights to support sales execution and strategic projects for the Group.
Prior to this role Alex was Chief of Staff working directly with the Head of EMEA & President of the UK Branch, and formerly the Head of Relationship Banking, Europe. Earlier in his career Alex helped found and build the Corporate Banking team in the UK with a primary focus on leading Private Equity transactions, specifically leveraged and acquisition finance for businesses in the UK and Northern Europe. Alex has also worked closely with a number of early and growth stage technology businesses since joining Silicon Valley Bank in 2010.
Alex began his career in management consultancy for Accenture’s Technology Solutions division, before going on to spend 18 months working overseas in Latin America and Asia Pacific, most notably in ICT outsourcing for tier 1 network operator, Telecom New Zealand. Upon returning to the UK Alex joined Samsung Electronics Research Institute where he was responsible for building the European mobile app-store team in addition to working closely with senior technologists, conducting market and competitor analysis with a focus on next generation smartphones, tablet devices and digital TV software.
Alex holds a bachelors degree with honours in Management Studies from the University of Nottingham.
Head of Strategy, EMEA
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