Alexandra Lau is member of the executive committee of BLKB and as COO of the bank, she heads Strategy & Market Services. She is responsible for sustainability and drives all initiatives across the bank to embed sustainability in the bank’s strategy, culture and business targets.
Earlier in her career, she gained extensive experience in sustainability-related matters. In her role as head of Legal & Compliance at BLKB, she developed and implemented a framework for reputational risk management to assess lending transactions on their impact on sustainability and reputation. Before moving to the Northwest, she worked at Credit Suisse heading Business Risk Management for global Corporate & Specialty Lending. There, she gained profound experience in the lending business and management of reputational risks in compliance with regulation and sustainability standards.
Her passion for sustainability dates back to her studies of International Affairs and Governance at the HSG in St. Gallen and the HEI in Geneva. Her first lectures in CSR inspired her master thesis and first work experiences in, for example, CSR reporting for Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, fundraising for an NGO in India and supporting the Zurich-based start-up Urban Farmers in developing its business plan.