Dr. Alexander Mirtchev is Executive Chairman of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) International, and Vice-president of RUSI, UK, est. 1831. He is also a Senior Scholar, American Founding Council Member of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and Member of the Wilson National Cabinet at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Mirtchev is an Affiliate Professor and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs (SPGIA) at George Mason University. He serves as a Board Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Dr. Mirtchev is president of Krull Corp., USA, a macroeconomic consultancy with a focus on new economic trends and emerging policy challenges. He serves and has served as chairman and director of multi-billion dollar international industrial enterprises, chairman of a joint venture with a high-end risk-mitigation services NASDAQ-listed corporation, independent director of an SWF, director with a top-rated Washington, D.C. law firm.
He has participated in laying the foundation for market democracy, accession to GATT/WTO, NATO and the EU of several transitional economies.
Mirtchev obtained an LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law at the National Law Center of the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., has a Ph.D. from St. Kliment Ohridski University, and studied economics and finance at the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
He is the author of a number of monographs and policy articles, has served as editor and publisher of academic and professional journals, and has appeared as analyst on major international media.
Mirtchev enjoys classical philosophy, opera, painting, and is a Tanagra figurines collector.