Kristen Eshak Weldon
Global Head of ESG and Impact Investing, London
Kristen joined Partners Capital in February 2021 as Global Head of ESG and Impact Investing. Previously, Kristen was on the Executive Committee of Louis Dreyfus Company where she launched the sustainability-focused investment fund management group, Louis Dreyfus Ventures, and led the company’s venture and growth equity investment activities in the ag-tech and food technology industries. She was Head of Food Innovation and Downstream Strategy, focusing on investments in alternative proteins, aquaculture and speciality commodities. Prior to that, Kristen was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and Co-Head of the London office for Hedge Fund Solutions, where she led the commodity strategy across customised and commingled portfolios. She also previously worked at JPMorgan in London and New York, and currently sits on a number of boards including Cambridge University Endowment Fund and Stable Asset Management. Kristen is an independent Non-Executive Director at Carr’s Group plc and Castleton Commodities International. She served as Founding Board Member of 100 Women in Finance Ltd., holds a Sloan Fellowship Masters degree from London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.