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Alex Christopher joined CRU in June 2021 and is a Senior Analyst in the Multi-Commodity Team. He has previous experience as an Exploration Geologist working for a private equity group with global interests.

At CRU, Alex is part of the Multi-Commodity team; he is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of content to our strategic partner in the credit ratings sector, Fitch Ratings. He provides cross-commodity insight and analysis on a wide range of topics and contributes to projects across the business.

In his previous role, Alex gained experience in the mineral exploration industry. He has worked on projects across multiple jurisdictions, including Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Montenegro and Arizona. During this time, he was exposed to several different deposit types and commodities, including gold, zinc, lead, silver, nickel, copper and cobalt.

Alex holds an MSc in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter) and an MSci in Geoscience with A Year of International Study from Royal Holloway, University of London. His International Year was spent at the University of Toronto. Alex is based in CRU's London office.

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