Team

Christopher Picotte

Executive Chairman and Aksiom founder

Chris has since 2013 been the Chairman and a shareholder of px Group Ltd, a leading provider of O&M, engineering and trading services for midstream, power generation and industrial infrastructure assets in the United Kingdom. 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.

Luis Pais Correia

CEO and Aksiom founder

Luis has been a Director and a shareholder of px Group Ltd since 2014. He is also a member of the board of Värmevärden, a leading Swedish district heating company owned by institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management.  Luis has been a senior manager in the energy industry for over 25 years. Prior to Aksiom, Luis was a Director and Manager at Dalkia (a company co-owned by Veolia Environnement and EDF, respectively the largest environmental and energy services company and the largest power company globally) for more than 15 years. He was CEO of several Dalkia subsidiaries including Dalkia NAMEA (North-Atlantic, Middle East, Asia-Pacific) and a Board Director for the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, US, Canada, GCC, China and Australia. He was directly responsible for $2.5 billion in annual revenue and 15,000 employees. Luis received a PhD in civil engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and is a chartered engineer from IST Lisbon.

Lisa O’Brien

General Counsel

Lisa joined Aksiom in 2019 and has over twenty years of experience in finance and corporate law.

Prior to joining  Aksiom, Lisa was a partner in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she was a member of the Partnership Council and a Co-Head of the US Energy and Infrastructure practice. Her transaction expertise includes private equity, energy and infrastructure, project finance and corporate finance and securities in both the US and Europe. Lisa earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Geneva and received her undergraduate degree from Smith College.

Myles O’Shaughnessy

Vice President

Myles joined Aksiom in June 2018. Prior to Aksiom, Myles was a Vice President in the Corporate Credit Group of Guggenheim Partners where he was responsible for European corporate debt investments including syndicated and direct middle market leveraged loans as well as high yield bonds across the energy, utilities, infrastructure, services and chemicals sectors. Previously, Myles worked in a number of trading and operations roles within financial services.

Myles received a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and a Master of Finance from The University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Chris Seenan

Vice President

Chris joined Aksiom in September 2017. Prior to Aksiom, he worked for several PE-backed companies developing renewable energy projects in emerging markets. Chris started his career at Deloitte within the financial services division of their audit practice and progressed to positions within their corporate finance advisory division, where he was involved in projects and transactions across service areas including M&A, debt advisory, business modelling and valuations.

Chris received a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from University of Ulster. He is an Associate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Colm Begley

Analyst

Colm joined Aksiom in 2019. Prior to joining Aksiom, Colm worked as an analyst in M&A and capital management with UnipolSai in Bologna, Italy. He holds a first class honours degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin. He also spent a year studying at Sciences Po in Paris.

Karen Doyle

Operations & Administration Manager

Karen joined Aksiom in October 2017. Karen began her career in financial services at Citi (Ireland) as part of the UK and International Settlements team, subsequently incorporating management, training and systems development into her role. Prior to joining Aksiom, she worked in a number of positions in offshore finance in the Isle of Man and Ireland and gained a strong background in various aspects of investment funds administration, private and corporate structuring, company secretarial administration and general office management.