Alex joined AEA’s London office in 2004 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2015. Alex currently focuses on AEA’s investments in Europe. In 2006, Alex relocated to Hong Kong for three years to help AEA establish its Asia presence and evaluate investment opportunities in the region. He is currently on the boards of LoneStar, NES Global Talent and Sparrows. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio company Industrial Acoustics Company.
Prior to joining AEA, Alex was at PwC in the Transaction Services team in London. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001.
John joined AEA in 1999 as a Partner and Head of AEA’s then newly-formed European operations based in London. In 2002, he became President of AEA while continuing to head European operations and lead AEA’s global Value-Added Industrial Products and Specialty Chemicals teams. John became CEO of AEA in 2006 and was named Chairman in 2012. As CEO, he was responsible for AEA’s investment review process and overall strategy and operations. He was also instrumental in the creation of the AEA Private Debt Funds and the AEA Small Business Funds. In 2019, John became Executive Chairman.
John has served on the board of numerous AEA portfolio companies in addition to various other companies. John serves as the chairman or member of the investment committee for all the various AEA private equity and private debt funds.
Before joining AEA, John held various positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, including global head of the chemicals group, member of the European investment banking department’s management committee, head of the European acquisitions, leveraged finance and financial sponsors group, and head of the European natural resources group. Earlier in his career, he was a managing director at Schroder Wertheim in New York and held a number of industrial positions at Atlantic Richfield in Philadelphia.