Charles Pontvianne is Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Ÿnsect, the world’s leading producer of sustainable insect-derived protein, all-natural fertilizer and other organic by-products. Charles was most recently a senior Vice President at Greenhill & Co., based in New York, where he advised corporate, private equity, creditor and hedge fund clients in Europe and North America on cross-border mergers & acquisitions (M&A), debt and equity financings, restructurings and special situation assignments across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Greenhill, Charles worked at Blackstone in London and in the Global Advisory team at Rothschild & Co. in Paris, advising both companies and financial sponsors on cross-border transactions and capital raisings
In addition to the French-American Foundation, Charles is involved in a variety of other organisations including as a member of the Young Executive Committee at the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) and a member of FrenchFounders’ chapter in NYC, as a member of Christies’ Young Collectors Club, as a mentor with UStrive as well as an active member of both the HEC Paris and McGill alumni associations.
Charles holds a Master of Science degree from HEC Paris and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (Montréal, Canada). He is licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with both Series 63 and Series 79 licenses.