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Alex Wong

World Economic Forum
Head, Global Challenge Partnerships and Member of the Executive Committee
Alex heads the World Economic Forum’s activities related to the development of the Global Challenge Partnerships, a new institutional focus by the Forum to accelerate progress on the world’s most pressing global challenges that require new or expanded models of public-private cooperation. Alex also leads the Forum’s Internet for All project, which has an objective of developing new models of on-the-ground public private collaboration to connect the 4 billion people currently not on the internet; he also continues to advise on the Forum’s Global Strategic Infrastructure initiative, since its inception in 2010.

Since joining the World Economic Forum in 2000, Alex’s prior responsibilities have included co-leading the development and implementation of the Forum's industry strategies as head of the Center for Global Industries in the World Economic Forum's Geneva headquarters, and leading the Forum’s programs in the Basics & Infrastructure industries from 2006-2015, and the IT & Telecoms, Media & Entertainment industries from 2000-2006. Alex also headed the Future of the Digital Economy & Society initiative, one of the Global Challenge Systems, from its launch in April 2015 until June 2016.

Prior to joining the Forum, Alex worked for 12 years in a variety of professional roles at Accenture, General Motors, and the US National Parks Service. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.