Chris has worked for the past 25 years across the public and commercial sectors with a focus on real assets, sustainability, resource mobilization and Africa.
He has extensive experience in development finance, infrastructure investment and Environmental and Social Governance investing through his career at Merrill Lynch and Principle Capital, where he was International Fund Manager of the African Renewable Energy Fund launched by the West African Development Bank and several West African governments. He also led global fundraising at Macquarie for their $560 million fourth African infrastructure Fund.
Chris has a long track record of success in working with complex groups of stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, and building public-private partnerships, particularly in West Africa and Brazil.
Chris has a degree in biochemistry from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University.
“Increasing cocoa output on less land not only helps to protect forests but also ensures a better life for farmers.”