Alexandra (Alex) Reed Lajoux, Ph.D., M.B.A., founding principal of Capital Expert Services, LLC (CapEx), serves the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as chief knowledge officer emeritus. With more than 30 years’ experience in industry, she is regarded as a trusted source of useful insights and introductions in the field of corporate governance, M&A, and the professional disciplines that underlie these two important domains. Dr. Lajoux helped to launch CapEx, a diversity-minded firm connecting law firms and other professional services firms with business specialists for short-term assignments as expert witnesses or consulting experts. She is currently Series Editor for corporate governance and sustainability books at De G Press, an imprint of De Gruyter Publishing.
During her time at NACD, Dr. Lajoux served as editor-in-chief of NACD’s founding flagship publication Director’s Monthly for more than 15 years, and also served as one of several leaders in developing the world’s largest library of director-centric thought leadership publications. In addition, Dr. Lajoux has conceptualized and authored or coauthored all the books in the McGraw-Hill Art of M&A series, covering strategy, valuation, financing, structuring, due diligence, and integration, as well as financial distressed M&A and bank M&A. Her articles have appeared in Financier Worldwide, Risk & Compliance, and Capital Insights.
Dr. Lajoux serves on the Board of M&A Standards and on the advisory boards of Campaigns & Elections magazine and the Caux Roundtable. An associate member of the American Bar Association and a past member of IEEE and the Recording Academy, she is a Life Member of the NACD, as well as the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, where she served as a trustee. At Loyola University (Maryland) she is a member of the Jenkins Society, in support of education. She maintains an active membership in Toastmasters International.