M1NT Founders: Alistair Paton

M1NT Founders: Alistair Paton

Alistair Paton - Founder & Group CEO

Alistair worked as a foreign exchange trader in Sydney, before raising US$250,000 to found a carbon credit and emission derivative trading business in 1999. The business sold credits in Japan, the US, the Middle East, China and Europe, and was valued at A$250m before he exited the business. Alistair has worked as an adviser to Australian Senator Robert Hill, World Bank Vice President Ken Newcombe and the UN. He was nominated for the Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 and 2001, and placed third for the Queen of England’s Award for Enterprise in 2006. Alistair is the founder and public face of the company, and has featured in numerous Chinese and international media features. Alistair is responsible for the overall performance of the company and expanding the group’s global presence, while reporting to the Board of Directors.