Alex Capri

Alex Capri

Senior Fellow
NUS Business School

Alex Capri is a Senior Fellow and full‐time lecturer in the Business School at the National University of Singapore. Alex also lectures in the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

From 2007‐2012, Alex was the Partner and Regional Leader of KPMG’s International Trade & Customs Practice in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Alex has over 20 years of experience in global value chains, logistics and international trade‐‐ both as an academic and a professional consultant. He has advised clients on cross‐border projects in more than 40 countries and he has worked in some of the most challenging regulatory environments in the world.

He has worked extensively in emerging economies on projects involving micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), particularly with the aim of developing and enabling entrepreneurs in local export markets (both products and services). Alex has assisted MSMEs with mobile financial services, peer‐to‐peer lending scenarios, AI and e‐commerce strategies. His work with MSMEs includes:

  • Skills building re: digital platforms, e‐logistics and digital collaborative networks
  • Assisting MSMEs with Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and cross‐border trade

Alex has been a panellist and workshop leader for the World Economic Forum, on the topic of inclusive capitalism and SMEs in emerging economies.

Alex writes a column for Forbes magazine and is a frequent guest on global television and radio networks, including BBC International, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

He holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, in International Political Economy. He holds a B.Sc. in International Relations, from the University of Southern California.


Alex Capri will be appearing in the following sessions:

Trade & Supply Chain Economics, Day 1 - 15th May 11:35–12:15, Interactive Panel Discussion

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