Alex Stanescu is the Chief Legal Officer and Strategic Partnerships Lead of the GIN Platform. He worked and studied in a wide span of legal areas from banking, capital markets, EU consumer protection in financial instruments up to cross-border treaty and commercial arbitration. Prior to working as visiting lawyer in the London office of Baker Botts law firm, he was employed by the World Bank in Trade and Competitiveness, covering competition, institutional change management, insolvency and ease of doing business policies. He clerked for the European Court of Justice and European Investment Bank. Alexandru was a Fulbright scholar and Wien Corporate Responsibility Fellow at Columbia Law School. He holds a tri-lingual MBA from Deusto University, Spain and a LLM and JD from University of Bucharest, Romania. Alexandru speaks Romanian, English, French, Spanish and Italian.