Mr Alex Wyatt, Climate Bridge
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Alex Wyatt co-founded Climate Bridge in 2006, and as CEO he grew the company into one of the world's leading players in the international carbon market. By 2013, Climate Bridge had become a multi-national entity with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, London, Munich and Melbourne, with a portfolio of more than 160 clean energy projects, predominantly in the frontier regions of China. Climate Bridge's projects span a broad range of technologies, including hydro-electricity, wind, biomass, solar, biogas, waste heat capture and other forms of energy efficiency. In total, Climate Bridge’s projects exceed 2GW of clean energy generation capacity, with a total asset value of more than $2billion USD, and reduce global carbon emissions by more than 9 million tonnes of CO2 every year.
In 2013, Alex sold the main Climate Bridge entity to a Chinese consortium, and he is now a Director and an Advisory Board member at a number of different clean-tech, high-tech and charitable entities including Climate Bridge Ventures, ClimateWorks Australia, Commercialisation Australia, Climate Bridge Biomass, the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Panel in Victoria, and the “Able Movement”, an NGO that works to improve quality of life for Australians living with a disability. Previously, Alex was an Advisory Board member at GECKO, a Shanghai-based environmental education NGO and was also a Consultant at the Shanghai and Beijing offices of McKinsey & Company in 2005-06. In 1998, Alex played cricket professionally for the Cranleigh Cricket Club in the UK, and he also played 1st grade cricket in the Victorian Premier League from 1997-00.
In 2013, Alex was appointed as a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum for a five-year period. In 2009, he was named in the “Advance Asia 50”, as one of the fifty most influential Australians living in Asia. Alex holds a BSc and an LLB from Melbourne University in Australia, and an MPhil and an MBA from Oxford University in the UK, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.