Alexandre Chenesseau is a Managing Director at Evercore and is based in New York. Alex advises corporate and private equity clients in Asia, Europe and North America on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and capital raising assignments in industries such as technology, media & entertainment, and business services.
Prior to joining Evercore, Alex worked at Lazard in Paris, Beijing and New York. He started his career at Lazard in Paris. Between 2011 and 2016 he worked in Beijing and Hong Kong advising both Chinese and foreign companies working on cross-border transactions. His work has included strategic transactions between France and China, advising both CAC 40 companies as well as small-to-midsize French companies and entrepreneurs on their China strategy and negotiations with Chinese and Asian counterparts. More recently, he was a Vice President in Lazard’s Telecom, Media and Technology group working on transactions in the US, Europe and Asia.
Alex is passionate about international and policy issues. In Beijing, he co-founded a local think tank which organized debates and published reports on topics including entrepreneurship and innovation in China. Over the years, Alex has been eager to connect like-minded people through meaningful causes and social activities, particularly relating to China and Cuba, where his mother was born. He has been involved in developing and advising various non-profit organizations and communities through field work and mentorship. He currently co-chairs the China Supper Club, an informal food community in New York that organizes monthly dinners to introduce its members to new food experiences while supporting local entrepreneurs in New York’s Chinese restaurant scene.
Alex was born in Paris to a French father and a Cuban-American mother, and has lived in Asia for over twelve years. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris and completed the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School.