Axel is an an alumnus of UWC-USA and former Chair of the Trinidad and Tobago National Committee. He is also an active member of the National Committee Development Committee. By profession, Axel is a leadership development and strategic consultant. Axel graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD), has received training in various areas of Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Risk Management, is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), has published in the field of corporate governance, and is licensed by the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) to train Directors in Board Leadership. He is also certified as a Trainer in Corporate Governance Board Leadership by the Global Corporate Governance Forum (World Bank/International Finance Corporation).