Alexander Goulandris is the Co-Founder and CEO of essDOCS, the leading enabler of paperless trade. Under his stewardship, essDOCS has built a reputation for delivering innovative solutions for several of the most complicated paper problems in global trade and was the first company to build an industry-wide accepted electronic Bill of Lading (eB/L) solution. Mr Goulandris started his career as a maritime lawyer with Holman Fenwick & Willan in London, Athens, and Hong Kong. He then joined Freehill, Hogan & Mahar in New York, focusing on maritime litigation. In 2005, he co-founded essDOCS with the aim of eliminating the significant inefficiencies resulting from the use of paper documentation in shipping, trade and trade finance. Today, he is primarily responsible for the company’s strategic direction and partnerships. Mr Goulandris holds a BSc in Chemistry and Law and a BA in Law, both from the University of Exeter, a Diploma in Legal Practice from The College of Law, and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of England and Wales, the US Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the New York State Supreme Court. He is Co-Chair of the ICC Banking Commission Digitisation Group.