Alex Hannant is the CEO of the Ākina Foundation – a charity focused on the development of social enterprise across Aotearoa New Zealand. Ākina provides a range of support services, from early-stage capability building through to investment readiness and capital raising. Ākina also works with a wide range of corporate and philanthropic partners, and plays a lead role in advocating for the development of New Zealand’s social enterprise and investment sector.
Previously, based in London, Alex was Director of Programmes at LEAD – a global network focused on leadership and sustainable development. He was also Head of Partnerships at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) – a global initiative providing technical advice and services on climate change and development to decision makers in developing countries.