Axel is the Chairman and Principal Consultant at Syntegra Change Architects Limited. Following a couple of years of lecturing in Economics at the University of the West Indies, where he co-founded the Sustainable Economic Development Unit (SEDU) began consulting full-time. Over the past 20 years he has lead numerous engagements in Corporate Governance, Strategy Development, Leadership Coaching, and Change Implementation. He has worked with clients in the private and public sector, mostly in the Caribbean and Europe.

 Axel was the founding Chairman of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute, served for more than six years on the board of directors of Director for United World Colleges, as well as its Council

Since 2017 Axel is the co-convenor of ISO/TC309/WG1 which is developing the new foundational standard ISO37000 "Guidance on the Governance of Organizations", and he serves as editor of the standard as well. Axel is also the Chair of Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standard's National Mirror Committee (NMC) for ISO Technical Committee 309 Governance of Organizations

Axel is also the founder of Tailored Governance and Governance Mandates - two new and innovative offerings of Syntegra. 

Axel is an alumnus of UWC-USA and the London School of Economics and Political Science where he earned a PhD, Development Studies & Operations Research, MSc, Economics & Development Studies, BSc, Economics and Philosophy. He has received extensive training in various areas of Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Risk Management, has been an active member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Corporate Governance Institute, has published in the field of corporate governance, and received a license by the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) to train Directors in Board Leadership.