Alexander “Alex” Braune is an Internationalist with 25 years of experience in the Mexican energy, oil, mining and infrastructure sectors. He holds a B.A. in International Relations – with a major in International Political Studies – from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico City. His undergraduate studies began at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where he resided from 1982 – 1988.
He is currently CEO of ABConsulting advising companies on energy transition, clean energy, sustainable projects, management consulting, private security and human capital. Prior to serving as an Independent Consultant, he was Director of Energy at ACCLAIM as well as Director of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG, where his role as Energy Consultant was strategic for the areas of Management Consulting, Audit and Legal-Tax, as a value proposition in the framework of the 2013 energy reform and subsequent deregulation of the market. He has also written multiple opinion articles as an expert in his field and has been invited as a speaker in different forums.
Alex is a multicultural executive with expertise in business development, advocacy, negotiation, public relations, ethical lobbying and strategic proximity aligning stakeholders. He has extensive experience in advising international companies and governments. He is a Board Member and Senior Energy Advisor to the Australia, New Zealand and Mexico Business Council (ANZMEX) where he undertakes ongoing participation in the now renowned Energy Debate event, as well as a permanent member of the British Chamber of Commerce Energy Group and a special contributor to Energy Day. He has been a member of the Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).
In May 2015 he received a distinguished recognition from the U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, in the framework of the opening of the energy sector and guidance to U.S. companies.
Alex is originally from London, raised in Brazil and the United States of America. He has lived in Mexico City since 1988.