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Alexander Wankel

Coordinator, Institutional Relations

Alex joined SAN in November 2022 as Institutional Relations Coordinator. He has extensive experience supporting sustainable agriculture and rural livelihoods in South America through social entrepreneurship, responsible supply chains, and plant-based innovation.

Prior to SAN, Alex co-founded a startup launching plant-based beverages that support regenerative smallholder farming in Peru. He learned a systems-thinking approach to solving agricultural problems in the Andean region during his years managing responsible supply chains, implementing capacity building projects, and supporting financial services for small and micro-enterprises in Peru. He has experience implementing grant projects as well as raising private investment to support sustainable development goals.

Alex completed his MBA in Said Business School at the University of Oxford as a Skoll Scholar. He also holds a degree in anthropology from Brown University. He is currently based close to his home state of New York, and he holds dual citizenships of the United States and Peru.

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