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:

Customs Trade Compliance – How to make your customs trade accurate and cost effective
LogiSYM Singapore 2019: Singapore Day 1 - 14th May, 2019, 14:40–15:25, Interactive Panel Discussion

Takeaway Panel: Practical Symposium Wrap Up
LogiSYM Singapore 2018: Singapore Day 2 - 16th May, 2018, 16:20–16:50, Interactive Panel Discussion

This session reviews the discussions over the last two days and provides a wrap up of take-aways that attendees could use back in their respective org…

Debating the Future of E-Commerce and Digital Trade
LogiSYM Singapore 2018: Singapore Day 1 - 15th May, 2018, 11:35–12:15, Interactive Panel Discussion

The rise of e-commerce holds huge potential for inclusive growth and economic development, but the absence of global rules and concerns of some nation…

Digital Trade: Bottom up mobilisation and the rise of the digital platform
LogiSYM Singapore 2018: Singapore Day 1 - 15th May, 2018, 11:05–11:35, Presentation

As increasing numbers of participants become active on e-commerce platforms, social media and other cloud-based Apps, new opportunities in trade are a…

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