Alex Heath leads the business and social purpose practice for Edelman, New York, operating at the nexus of strategic communications and social impact strategy. He and his team work closely with clients to devise purposeful business strategy backed by societal action, which includes counseling on environmental, social, and governance risks and approaches, creating engaging communications campaigns, and building strategic alliances to reach all stakeholders and bolster trust.
Alex volunteered in the Peace Corps, during which he spent two years in northeast Thailand working with local government agencies to engage young people on health and migration issues. Staying in Southeast Asia, Alex moved to MTV EXIT, MTV International’s global anti-human trafficking behavior change campaign. Based in Bangkok with responsibilities across more than 20 countries in Asia, he built strategic partnerships with NGOs and government agencies to support their essential work in addressing the root causes of trafficking in the region, produced concerts and original content, and managed digital and social media strategy.
Beyond the many businesses Alex has partnered with throughout his career, he has also worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.; government agencies across Asia, including those in Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; and development and multilateral agencies, such as AusAID, ILO, IOM, UNODC, UNICEF, and USAID.
Alex holds an M.S. in development studies from The London School of Economics, a B.A. from Marywood University, and is a graduate of the Coro New York Leadership Center. Alex is bilingual in English and Thai, and he lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their son.