He joined VTB Capital from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he was responsible for heading the bank’s Natural Resources and Energy advisory franchise, and prior to that worked in the Strategic Advisory and M&A group at JP Morgan Cazenove in London. He is responsible for leading a large number of cross-border transactions across the wider Mining, Fertilisers, Oils and Metals sector, from both an M&A and ECM perspective. Alex and the VTB Global Banking team advise on strategic and acquisition opportunities for international clients, focussing on emerging markets with the Russian Federation and CIS, Asia and Sub Saharan Africa as primary areas. The VTB Banking practice has a strong track record in advising corporates on the establishment of joint venture partnership structures and acquisition opportunities of a cross-border nature with Russian companies and has led a number of the larger Take Private transactions on the LSE in the UK market in recent years. He is involved in a significantly growing client workload for the burgeoning cross – border work from China / Asia into Europe particularly for Resource oriented Companies.