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Jean-Marc Champagne

Principal and Managing Director

Jean-Marc is the Managing Director of Seneca Impact Advisors where he leads all aspects of Seneca’s work.

Before founding Seneca, he dedicated 7 years to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). In his capacity as the head of Bankable Nature Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region, he nurtured and expanded scalable bankable projects with positive environmental and social impact. His responsibilities included overseeing bankable project initiatives in the region, including those supported by the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development, as well as leading finance and bankable projects within WWF’s global Freshwater Practice. Jean-Marc was also instrumental in co-establishing the Climate Impact Asia Fund, a long-only equity fund, and currently serves on its investment advisory committee.

Jean-Marc’s earlier career spanned 17 years in the financial industry, where he advised institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. His investment banking journey commenced in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York. Since 2004, he has been based in Hong Kong, with significant time spent in Tokyo and Singapore, working with institutions such as BNP Paribas and Jefferies.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Jean-Marc’s commitment to sustainable finance and environmental impact underscores his influential role in shaping positive change.