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Chris James

Founder, Engine No. 1

Chris has a more than 30-year career investing in and building businesses across multiple industries in transition. He 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.

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 co-founded 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 (later sold to Moore Capital) and started his career at JGM Management.

Chris received a BA in Economics from Tulane University, where he also formerly chaired the Investment Committee. Chris is the Chair of Tipping Point Community, an organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area, and he is actively involved in broader poverty relief as well as initiatives focusing on conservation and education.

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