“A man is measured by the strength of the current he swims against”
Alexander Johnson is a British businessman and visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford.
Born in the UK, Alexander grew up in both London, England and Kitzbühel, Austria. After an education that spanned England and Switzerland, he completed his undergraduate studies at the European Business School, Eichstaett University and Kaplan and began his career in corporate finance.
At 23 years old, Alexander served as the youngest CEO of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, when he was a board director of waste-to-energy company Worldwide Natural Resources PLC. It represented the first step into one of Alexander’s passions: progressive world-changing technologies.
Alexander has served as an IPO, acquisitions and Venture Capital consultant. Working with private companies, businesses listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and in many US markets has given him in-depth knowledge of early to mid-stage project development.
For several years, Alexander has been a visiting lecturer on Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. The course offers a new angle on leadership using proprietary new training techniques. This unique perspective also forms the central pillar of Alexander’s regular work as a keynote speaker at conferences across the world. Additionally, Alexander also teaches a business growth strategies programme at the University of Oxford for MBA students as part of an international business initiative.
Alexander is a supporter of several humanitarian causes. He has worked with the Royal Marines Charity to help with re-socialisation programmes for Marines looking to find new careers after seeing combat. He is also a Patron of the Serpentine Galleries.