Chief Impact Officer,
Cathay Capital

Matthieu van der Elst

Matthieu van der Elst, Chief Impact Officer

Location

Paris, France
Chief Impact Officer,
Cathay Capital

Matthieu van der Elst

Matthieu van der Elst is Chief Impact Officer at Cathay Capital based out of Paris. In this global role, Matthieu leads an integrated entrepreneurial project aimed at assessing, measuring, consolidating and developing Cathay Capital’s ESG footprint and impact strategy as a firm and in cooperation with its portfolio companies, LPs and corporate partners across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Matthieu van der Elst was CEO of Michelin Ventures, the Venture Capital arm for the Michelin Group, which he founded in 2015 with the goal of identifying, understanding and supporting startups developing sustainable innovative technologies and new business models in the materials and mobility arena. Matthieu joined the Michelin Group in 2008 to head several functions throughout France, China and globally. Previously, he spent 12 years as a consultant, for PWC and WPP among others, always with a focus on strategy and innovation. He graduated from the ISC Business School in Paris.