Alexander Knapp is the founder and Chief Executive of The AKCGlobal Group (AKCG), a social enterprise based in London and Washington DC, working to bring evidence-driven support to the international development and international business sectors. In addition to programme design and management, AKCG develops training, tools, and methods using models of complex system theory, cognitive neuroscience, organic chemistry, and genetic engineering to engage the world’s most Wicked Problems.
Alex has worked for twenty-five years in international development policy, planning, fundraising, operations and effectiveness, including fifteen years with the United Nations in eleven peacekeeping, post-conflict reconstruction and humanitarian aid missions around the world including Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Angola, Liberia, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tajikistan, Darfur, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Syria. In addition to consulting, he is a Visiting Lecturer in Complexity and International Relations at Regent’s University in London, and a Visiting Professor of International Development at the American University School of International Service in Washington DC. He holds degrees in international relations, international law, and public administration.