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Speaker's Biography:

Alex Griffiths
Managing Director, Group Credit Officer Global Corporates, Fitch Ratings

Alex Griffiths is group credit officer responsible for ratings quality of the global corporate portfolio. Alex joined Fitch in London in 2005 as a corporate analyst in the TMT sector, focusing on media companies. In 2009 he took on the role of head of research for EMEA and Asia-Pacific, a role that involved leading cross-sector research projects, sitting on rating committees across the corporate group, and delivering training on credit analysis. In 2012 he became head of EMEA Natural Resources and Commodities, with responsibility for ratings in the oil and gas, metals and mining, and chemicals sectors. Prior to this Alex spent eight years with Deloitte's audit practice, where he gained experience ranging from transaction services work to audit, IFRS transitions, expert-witness assignments, and sector research. Alex read economics at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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