Alum, a History graduate of London University, holds a Graduate Diploma in Law and a barrister’s degree. He is a member of the Bar of England & Wales.
For many years, Alum was a manager with BP, a global energy company and was its instructing counsel on tax matters. Alum ended his career with BP as head of its legal and tax department in Japan.
Alum was subsequently country director in Azerbaijan for Ernst & Young, having set up the EY office in Baku in 1993.
Alum was appointed Azerbaijan country managing partner for multinational law firm, Salans (now Dentons) in 1999, and in 2007 Alum established his own legal practice (Wicklow).