Thursday, October 22, 2015

Danny Alexander: China in his hands

Danny Alexander has kept a low profile since the general election, but today comes news that he may be off to China.

BloombergBusiness has the story:
Danny Alexander, the former U.K. Chief Secretary to the Treasury who lost his job and his parliamentary seat in May’s general election, is in the running to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, according to two people familiar with the appointment process. 
The British government is considering putting forward Alexander, 43, for one of a small number of non-Asian seats on the development bank’s board, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the deliberations are still under way. 
An appointment to the Beijing-based institution would be a further reward for Alexander, a Liberal Democrat who worked closely with Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the coalition government that ran Britain from 2010 until 2015. 
He received a knighthood in August, three months after losing his Highland electoral district in the tidal wave of Scottish National Party victories.
You can read all about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on its website.

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