Christopher James
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Christopher James

Founder & Executive Chairman

Chris founded Engine No. 1 based on his vision that capitalism can be harnessed for positive change and companies that align the interests of their shareholders and stakeholders are better, stronger companies as a result. He has more than 30 years of experience investing in and building businesses across multiple industries in transition.

Prior to the launch of Engine No. 1, Chris founded Partner Fund Management, where he served as co-managing partner and portfolio manager. Previously, he cofounded Andor Capital Management, and before that, served as a member of the Management Committee of Pequot Capital Management. Early in his career, Chris was an analyst at Ethos Capital (merged into Moore Capital Management) and started his career at JGM Management.

Chris received a BA in Economics from Tulane University, where he also chaired the Investment Committee. Chris is a founding board member of Tipping Point Community, an organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area.