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Christophe Charlier

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Christophe Francois Charlier (born April 24, 1972) is an international investment banker and financier.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Since April 2017, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renaissance Capital[8], an emerging and frontier markets investment bank owned by ONEXIM Group, a private equity fund founded by Mikhail Prokhorov.


Christophe graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy with High Honors in 1990. He graduated cum laude in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School.[9]

Business Career[edit]

Christophe started his career in 1995 at JPMorgan as an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York.[10] Two years later, he moved to Renaissance Capital, a Moscow-based investment banking group, where he worked as an associate.[11]

Following the financial crisis in 1998, he joined LV Finance as Vice President and remained in this position until late 2001, where amongst other projects he participated in the creation of MegaFon.[12]

Christophe was appointed Director for Strategic Development and M&A at Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s leading metals and mining company and the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer, in 2002.[13]

Christophe joined Mikhail Prokhorov’s ONEXIM Group, as Deputy CEO in 2008. He held this position until June 2014. In this capacity, Christophe served on the boards of many of ONEXIM’s portfolio companies, including United Co Rusal PLC, Polyus Gold, Quadra Power Generation, Optogan, Renaissance Credit, RBC Group, and Renaissance Capital.[10]

Christophe re-joined Renaissance Capital as Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2017. He coordinates the work of the Firm’s Board of Directors and oversees its strategic development, its brand globally and its relationships with key clients and stakeholders in all of the Firm’s markets.[14]

Sports and Entertainment[edit]

Christophe was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Nets from the date of their acquisition by Mikhail Prokhorov in 2010 to their relocation to Brooklyn in 2012 and then of the Brooklyn Nets 22 until 2014.[15] Christophe was Chairman of the team for four seasons including at the time of its move to Brooklyn. He stayed on the Board of the Brooklyn Nets until Prokhorov’s sale of a stake in the team to Joe Tsai in 2018. Christophe was also a member of the Board of Directors of Barclays Center from 2010 to the sale of the Barclays Center to Joe Tsai in 2019.[10][16]

Christophe developed an interest in the entertainment industry from his involvement with the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. He has invested in and produced several films.[17]

He is executive producer of The Russian Winter, filmed by director Petter Ringbom, a Swedish filmmaker based in New York. This is a film about Grammy-nominated musician and producer John Forté's Russian odyssey after his release from prison and a commentary on social justice, life and music in the United States and Russia. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012.[18]

At the end of John Forté’s tour in Russia in 2011, Christophe and John started Le Castle Sports and Entertainment[19], a multimedia production company in which Christophe was Chairman, John was CEO and Brian Satz was COO. Christophe remained Chairman until 2015 and, in this capacity, he received production credits on a number of documentary films including Brooklyn Castle (premiered at and earned the audience award at the SXSW festival and was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award in 2014[20]), Shield and Spear, a documentary filmed by Petter Ringbom about the contemporary art scene in South Africa, and The Somali Project, a documentary film about piracy in Somalia.[21]

Christophe has been Chairman of Pure Grass Films, a UK-based cross platform entertainment producer, since 2012 when he made an undisclosed investment in the company.[22] Pure Grass create and produce entertainment properties that engage consumers on multiple platforms and which combine traditional forms of financing with sponsorship. Pure Grass Films was co-founded by Managing Director Ben Grass and Creative Director Tom Grass in May 2005.[23]

Christophe is an Associate Producer of the award winning feature film Race, about the life of Jesse Owens.[24]


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  20. "NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 35th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS | The Emmy Awards - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  22. "Christophe Charlier puts coin in Pure Grass: Financier is the latest source of Russian money in Hollywood | Pure Grass Films". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  23. "ENDEMOL UK ACQUIRES STAKE IN PURE GRASS FILMS | Pure Grass Films". Retrieved 2019-10-15.

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