Alexandre Chenesseau

Alex is a Managing Director at CMD Global Partners, LLC and is based in New York. He is responsible for the Chicago-headquartered firm’s M&A advisory and investment activities in the Technology, Interactive Media and Consumer sectors.

Prior to CMD, Alex served as a Managing Director at Evercore in New York, responsible for advising North American and European clients on cross-border transactions in Asia. Prior to Evercore, Alex spent the first decade of his career at Lazard in the firm’s Paris, Beijing and New York offices. He worked in Beijing between 2011 and 2016 during the most active years for Chinese outbound investment as well as foreign corporate investment into China, where he advised both Fortune 500 companies as well as small-to-midsize companies and entrepreneurs on their China market strategy and regional partnerships. He has been a frequent speaker on the topic of China’s financial system and cross-border investments. More recently, he served as a Vice President in Lazard’s Technology, Media and Telecom group in the firm’s New York office.

Alex is passionate about international affairs, diplomacy and policy issues. In Beijing, he co-founded a local think tank which hosted debates and published reports on topics including entrepreneurship and innovation systems in China. Over the years, Alex has been eager to connect like-minded people through meaningful causes and social activities, particularly as it relates to China and Cuba, where his mother was born.

Alex is a founding member of the French-American Foundation’s Transatlantic Forum. He also serves as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and was recognized by the Asia Society in New York as an Asia 21 Young Leader. Alex is an alumnus of Sciences Po Paris and Harvard Business School.