Alain, a Dutch national, resides in London. He is a legal, investment and corporate finance professional, with over 27 years work experience and working at partner level with (International) Law-Firms, an Investment Bank (”Managing Director”) and Family Offices.
Alain graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Dutch Law and in International Law (Masters with Honours) and from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with an extension at Exeter University and Harvard Law School.
After having left the daily active legal practice, where he had a strong focus on corporate finance, corporate restructuring and energy, Alain managed for some years his own family office in the Netherlands.
Back in London, Alain joined as Director Special Opportunities and Business Development an asset management company, related to the Hanson Group of Companies. Currently Alain is still advising and partnering with the Chairman of Hanson Capital, the Hon. Robert Hanson in relation to investments and fund raising for opportunities in different sectors, such as agriculture, media, logistics, energy and medcare.
For a period of 3 years, Alain worked as Managing Director at a London based boutique investment bank, Clermont Energy Ltd, focusing on emerging markets.