Alex is a graduate of the “legendary” Class of 1976, having learned immensely from mentors and coaches/teachers like: Hoxton, Ainslie, Helfenstein, Geer, McCarty, Seidule, Deeble, Dunlop, McDaniel, Walker, Harnly, Miller, Johns, Shelor, Kates, Wise, Puckett, Preiss, et al.
Alex grew up in North Carolina, where his father taught in HBCUs in the South his entire career, after having emigrated the family from Taiwan in the 1960s. At EHS, Alex was a Monitor, Honor Committee member, valedictorian and enjoyed late nights writing for the Chronicle and Whispers. He most enjoyed his time captaining JV baseball and Marauder/JV football in the spring and fall seasons (varsity wrestling was not as fun). He has been a EHS Trustee since 2019.
Alex went on to graduate from Yale in Economics Phi Beta Kappa, and Harvard Business School where he was elected president of the Rugby Club, which finished undefeated in the New England RFU. He continues to play contact rugby with “old boys” touring sides around the world and is always up for a pickup match.
Alex has been a lifelong management consultant, first as a partner with Boston Consulting Group where he helped found their Asia-wide practice in the 1990s based out of Hong Kong, and now as the Chairman and the global Managing Partner for Kearney. He also serves as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer, where he has received a number of related awards. His clients have been mostly in tech, telecom and media; he was previously the CEO of a tech startup/IPO and worked for a time at P&G in brand management.
Alex has served on a number of company boards and on the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the top 100 CEOs of Davos. He has three spoiled but good-natured adult children who live in San Diego, none of whom could be coaxed to leave that California sunshine for EHS.