Dr. Nadja Alexander is Director of the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy. She is described as a practical thinker and thinking practitioner and has been consistently recognized as a leading international mediator byWho’s Who Legal.
Nadja’sareas of dispute resolution practice extend tomediation, conciliation, negotiation strategy, dispute systems design and conflict coaching services and she holds mediation credentials from Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. As an expert neutral, Nadja’s approach is tailored to both the disputants and the nature of the dispute. Comfortable withmediatingtwo-party and multi-party disputes with large numbers of people,Nadjaemploys a variety of interventions, depending on context. Nadjaacts as a neutral in high stakes commercial disputes and is also comfortable dealing with small business and non-financially focused conflict such as workplace, inter-governmental and inter-cultural matters. She practices in the English and German languages and works internationally.
Nadja’s professional background is diverse, comprising positions in law firms, management consultancies and universities. She also has extensive experience working for international organisations such as the World Bank and International Finance Corporation and as an independent policy adviser for corporates and governmental bodies. Nadja has worked with clients in both the private and public sectors, and on institutional and civil society levels. She has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific; also in the Middle East and the United States. Nadja is Australian-born, of German heritage, was educated in Australia, the US and Europe, and lives in Singapore — characteristics which add to her inter-cultural experience.
Nadja is also a well-known trainer,
university educator and writer in the field of dispute resolution. Her books on negotiation and mediation are published internationally, and her work has appeared in the English, German, French, Russian and Chinese languages. She is editor of the international book series, Global Trends in Dispute Resolutionand the Kluwer Mediation Blog.Her book,International Comparative Mediation won the New York CPR Award for Outstanding Book. Her latest book on Regulatory Robustness introduces an international benchmarking system for best practice mediation laws.
In addition to her leadership role with SIDRA, Nadjais Professor of Law at Singapore Management University and holds conjoint appointments at the University of Queensland and Newcastle Universities in Australia. In the United States, Nadjahas been appointedSenior Fellow ofthe Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Nadja is on the Board of the Singapore International Mediation Institute and on the International Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre.