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Speaker Bio


Justin Wood
Justin Wood

Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Justin Wood is Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. He joined the Alliance in April 2020 and is responsible for raising funds for the Alliance, as well as managing relationships with external stakeholders, including businesses across the plastic value chain, governments, NGOs, civil society, inter-governmental organisations, development banks, and academia. Justin also oversees the regional strategies of the Alliance, ensuring that the work of the Alliance is tightly linked to the local priorities of different geographies.

Before joining the Alliance, Justin was Head of Asia Pacific and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum from 2015 to 2020 where he managed the Forum’s portfolio of activities and relationships in Asia, working on trade and economic integration, human capital development, technology policy, environmental sustainability and infrastructure financing.

Before 2015, he worked for The Economist Group for 18 years, the last 14 of them in South-east Asia. For eight of those years Justin ran an economic advisory and research service covering the Asia region, and before that he worked as a journalist, covering economics and business across Asia.

Justin is a graduate of the London School of Economics (1992) and has completed post-graduate studies in corporate finance at London Business School (2001) and in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (2019). Justin is the author of several books and is a frequent commentator on TV and in the press. He is married with three children.

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