Christian co-founded Blue Oceans Partners, a financial platform with the mission to mobilize private capital for the restoration of ocean health and SDG14. Blue Oceans Partners has launched Ocean One, a private equity fund investing in innovations that help solve the challenges of plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing. Ocean One supports entrepreneurs in scaling solutions that can achieve both system-level impact and competitive market returns.
Prior to that, Christian was Investment Director at AfricInvest, a leading Africa-focused private equity firm with EUR 1.5bn under management and a senior executive at Veolia Water. He also advised governments while at the African Development Bank and led reconstruction work for the Red Cross in Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. He holds a MSc in engineering from Mines ParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD. Christian is an avid freediver and jazz pianist.