Pierre Abadie is Group Climate Director at Tikehau Capital and Co-head of the Group’s private equity energy transition and decarbonisation practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the energy and energy transition sectors. Pierre previously worked at TotalEnergies for 16 years, most notably in the Gas and Renewables division, before joining Tikehau Capital and becoming Co-head of Tikehau Capital’s Energy Transition private equity fund, which was launched in 2018. This fund, which raised more than €1 billion, is the first fund singularly committed to investing in European SMEs that contribute to the decarbonisation of our economy. As Group Climate Director, Pierre leads Tikehau Capital’s Climate Action Centre, a platform that harnesses financial innovation and focuses on decarbonisation, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture and food, the circular economy and sustainable consumption. The Climate Action Centre convenes investment professionals, ESG experts and senior advisors who are working to deploy existing climate-focused investment strategies.
Pierre is a board member of four companies involved in the energy transition: GreenYellow, which develops solutions that improve the energy efficiency of retail outlets; Enso, a Spanish biomass boiler specialist; Cool Planet Group, an energy efficiency company; and Amarenco, a leading global solar power producer. Pierre also sits on the board of Bpifrance’s Climate Committee and represents Tikehau Capital in the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative which brings together an international group of 128 asset managers with $43 trillion in assets under management.
Pierre contributed to the first ‘demanding definition’ of impact investing within the French Responsible Investment Forum (Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable – FIR). Pierre will be a member of the delegation representing Sustainable Finance in the French Pavilion at the next World Expo in Dubai, which will take place from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022.
Pierre Abadie trained as an engineer at the Ecole Centrale and is a graduate of IFP Energie Nouvelle. He also holds a degree in physics from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Sorbonne University).