Born in London, Alec spent his early years in Paris before moving back to the UK at the age of 10. He achieved a BA in economics and an MSc in Social Science of the Internet at Oxford University, rowing in the boat race, completing marathons, and becoming a top 2% finisher in Iron Man challenges. Alec began his career at a hedge fund before managing a subsidiary of BBA-Reman, a UK company that repairs car electronics, in France in 2012. He joined BlaBlaCar – France’s fastest-growing start-up at the time – heading up marketing in 2013, and business development in 2016, where he focused on international expansion, monetisation strategies, and growing partnerships. In 2018, Alec joined car subscription service, Drover, to lead business development, later becoming VP of Operations.