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Alex is a Principal Consultant based in CRU's New York office. Alex relocated to New York in 2015 after eight years working for CRU Consulting in London.

Over this period Alex has been involved on a wide variety of consulting projects across numerous commodities, building up particular experience in the iron ore, stainless steel, nickel, and ferroalloy sectors.

Alex has spent much of his initial years at CRU specialising in the iron and steel industry with a particular focus on China. Alex then moved to specialise in the nickel and stainless sector. During this period he has led numerous studies looking at different aspects of all parts of the stainless value chain, including ferroalloys. Alex has particularly extensive experience in cost and value-in-use modelling, having created several such models for various commodities - iron ore, stainless steel, manganese ore, vanadium products, nickel raw materials - in the course of conducting consulting studies.

Alex now works across a broad range of commodities supporting predominately North American clients, whilst also providing important contributions to consulting projects related to his various commodity specialties.

Alex graduated with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2007.

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