Chris Picotte joined Ara in 2021 as Partner, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Ara, Chris co-founded Aksiom Group in 2017. He serves as the Chairman of AXESS Networks and as a board member of Jernbro. Since 2013 he has also been the Chairman and a shareholder of px Group Ltd, a leading provider of O&M and technical services for midstream, power generation and industrial infrastructure assets in the United Kingdom and Northwestern Europe. He serves as the Chairman of AXESS Networks Solutions SL and as a board member of Anesco Holdings Ltd and of Jernbro Industrial Services AB. He served as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at ArcLight Capital Partners from 2001-2014, where he led their European investment activity. As both an institutional and private investor he has originated and managed more than $1 billion of equity investments in the infrastructure services, power, midstream and natural resources sectors throughout Europe and in the US.
Mr. Picotte earned a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University.