Chris McLean

Chris McLean

CEO, Stonechair Capital

Mr. McLean has been an active participant in venture capital and private equity projects throughout his entire financial career. Before starting the energy-focused private equity firm Stonechair Capital in 2009, he had been the Head of Capital Markets at a Canadian regional firm, a Senior Investment Banker at a resource focused investment bank and the Vice-President of International Opportunities at a national firm. His experiences with public and private companies have seen him finance, operate, advise, and lead energy projects throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. As an active participant in many stages of a company’s life, he has developed a worldwide network of contacts in both the finance and energy realms. The involvement of African investment, traditional forms of western capital, alternative financial institutions, and the evolving landscape of Asian finance, brings together the energy finance world that Mr. McLean excels in as a creative thinker with proactive solutions for today’s energy projects.

The passion Mr. McLean has for energy projects is transferred directly to a Stonechair Capital objective to advance the development of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.