Mr. Christopher Picotte
Chris is a founding partner at Aksiom. Since 2013, he has been the Chairman and a shareholder of px Group Ltd, a leading provider of O&M, engineering and trading services for midstream, power generation and industrial infrastructure assets in the United Kingdom. He is also a Senior Advisor to Denham Capital. Previously, he served as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at ArcLight Capital Partners from 2001-2014, where he led their European investment activity and was significantly involved in ArcLight’s fundraising and co-investment efforts. As both an institutional and private investor he has invested more than $1 billion of equity across the power, midstream and natural resources sectors throughout Europe and in the US. Mr. Picotte earned a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University.
Mr. Luis Pais Correia
Luis is a founding partner at Aksiom. He has been a Director and a shareholder of px Group Ltd since 2014. He also sits at the Board of Värmevärden, a leading Swedish District Heating company owned by Institutional Investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management. He has been a senior manager in the energy industry for over 25 years. Prior to Aksiom, Luis was a Director and Manager at Dalkia (a company co-owned by Veolia Environnement and EDF, respectively the largest environmental and energy services company and the largest power company globally) for more than 15 years. He was CEO of several Dalkia subsidiaries including Dalkia NAMEA (North-Atlantic, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific) and a Board Director for the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, US, Canada, GCC, China and Australia. He was directly responsible for $2.5 billion in annual revenue and 15,000 employees. Luis received a PhD in civil engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and is a chartered engineer from IST Lisbon.
Christopher joined Aksiom in September 2017. Prior to Aksiom he worked for several PE-backed companies developing renewable energy projects in emerging markets. Christopher started his career at Deloitte within the financial services division of their audit practice and progressed to positions within their corporate finance advisory division, where he was involved in projects and transactions across service areas including M&A, debt advisory, business modelling and valuations.
Christopher received a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from University of Ulster. He is an Associate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Operations & Administration Manager
Karen joined Aksiom in October 2017. Karen began her career in financial services at Citi (Ireland) as part of the UK and International Settlements team, subsequently incorporating management, training and systems development into her role. Prior to joining Aksiom in 2017, she worked in a number of positions in offshore finance in the Isle of Man and Ireland and gained a strong background in various aspects of investment funds administration, private and corporate structuring, company secretarial administration and general office management.