Justin Wood, Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Justin Wood
Vice President and Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Justin Wood is Vice President and Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. He joined the Alliance in April 2020 and is responsible in the EMEA region for developing the strategy, building a portfolio of high-impact projects that address plastic pollution and support a circular economy, as well as raising funds and developing partnerships.

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. In this role, 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.

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.