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Subject: Alex will talk about his social venture ‘The Verdura’ where they have built their growing systems from the ground up so that the produce is tastier, healthier and more sustainable.
Background: Alex is the founder of The Verdura, a new business that integrates zero waste farming practices with the latest advances in soilless technology to grow high quality greens for local restaurants. He is passionate about gathering together like-minded people to sustainably improve the way food is grown and consumed in China.
Alex is from Singapore and has been based in China since 2006. He is also currently the China General Manager for the Taiko Group, where he is responsible for risk management and structuring of agri-commodity trade flows between China and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Taiko Group, Alex served on the Asia Pacific Strategy and Business Development team of Cargill Incorporated, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural and financial products and services. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and a master’s degree in business administration from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).