Alexander Kuprasov is part of investments team and leads investment transactions for New Forests in the Australia-New Zealand region. This includes work around origination, due diligence, investment approvals, negotiation of the transaction documents, development of the value creation plans, and reporting to Investment Committee and clients, as well as divestments where required. Alex has over 15 years of professional experience, spanning both operational and investment roles and has participated in more than $1 billion worth of transactions covering direct investments in timberland, agriculture, real estate, and industrials. Before moving permanently to Australia, he was a Principal at Horizon Capital, an Eastern Europe focused private equity fund, managing over $650 million of investments from international financial institutions, institutional investors, and family offices. Earlier, he held senior roles in leading Norwegian and American property companies. Alex has a Bachelor of Business degree from International Christian University in Kiev and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.