Abel Alexandre

Audit Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Martins Alexandre has 25 years of experience that spans international banking and FTSE100 corporate on four continents, with an acute understanding of business strategy and development, corporate finance and M&A, governance and risk management. Mr. Alexandre has worked on around 100 structured and corporate finance transactions in his career, in advanced as well as emerging markets, and developed and implemented a number of strategies across new business activities, asset restructuring and corporate reorganization.

In the last five years, Mr. Alexandre contributed significantly to the build-up of the commercial activities of Rio Tinto in Singapore as part of his position in the Commercial Senior Leadership Team, having created a new treasury function and operating model, centralized commodity trading and trade finance activities, and developed a technology transformation roadmap. He was most recently a member of Finance Senior Leadership Team in his capacity as Treasurer for the Group (in charge on all global treasury, corporate and project finance, pensions and investments, and insurance activities) and played a key role in aligning sustainability to corporate finance, progressing technology transformation, and funding of mega projects. Mr. Martins Alexandre has a very strong and proven combination of strategic thinking, finance expertise, business acumen and leadership. Recent accolades include best Treasury team in Asia in 2018 and 2019, and one of the Top 100 FinTech influencers in Southeast Asia.