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Alex Kjorven

Director, Corporate Development

Alex is our key contact on social enterprise and venture development related projects. She specializes in helping organizations go beyond traditional definitions of value creation by applying business principles and social finance tools to design scalable and high impact models.

Prior to joining Purpose Capital, Alex served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute where she led the drafting and launch of the Trinidad & Tobago Corporate Governance Code. She has also held a several roles with the MaRS Discovery District, including curating the 2011 Canadian Social Finance Forum at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

Her footprint on the Canadian social finance landscape began with her leadership of the ACCESS Community Capital Fund during its development and expansion of community micro-finance across the Greater Toronto Area. Her experiences in the private sector include Senior Associate at KPMG LLP in both Transaction Services Advisory and Audit.

Alex is a CPA, CA and a graduate of Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto, where she is currently a sessional lecturer on Social Entrepreneurship to MEng students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. In her spare time, she is pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Ryerson University and moonlights as an electric vehicle enthusiast helping to build Canada’s fastest DC charging network.