Longevity Partners appoints Chrystèle Dumont former Microsoft C-Suite as COO

Longevity Partners, the global multidisciplinary responsible business and climate advisory firm, has appointed Chrystèle Dumont as its Chief Operating Officer – Europe. Chrystèle brings a unique experience to the company. As a 17-year Microsoft veteran where she held positions as Chief of Staff to the President of Western Europe and COO of Microsoft Emerging Markets, covering 60 markets across Africa, Levant and Pakistan.

With over 24 years of experience in the international technology industry, Chrystèle is a highly accomplished executive, with expertise spanning across marketing, sales, operations, and strategy. In addition to her most recent positions as Chief of Staff Western Europe and COO Emerging Markets, Chrystèle has held a number of other key roles during her time at Microsoft, including CMO Emerging Markets and Commercial & Markets Strategic Director.

Bringing this exceptional track record of successful leadership at one of the world’s leading tech firms, Chrystèle will spearhead the delivery of Longevity Partners’ ambitious European programme. She will be responsible for executing the firm’s European strategy. This will include the implementation of operations planning and robust performance management, as well as the optimisation of the firm’s service offerings and global cross-collaboration.

Since launching in 2015, Longevity Partners has, on average, doubled its revenue every year. Now with 200 experts across its 10 global offices, the firm plays a crucial role in the decarbonisation of the planet. As the firm continues its impact expansion and stabilisation programme, Chrystèle will support all European country directors and sit on Longevity’s global board.

Commenting on her new role at Longevity Partners, Chrystèle Dumont said: " am thrilled and humbled to be joining Longevity Partners to continue driving the transition to a low carbon economy in Europe and beyond. Longevity Partners has proven to be able to support its customers globally in this journey over the past few years. To continue to accelerate their ambitions to meet their net zero targets, I am very much looking forward to partnering with their incredible teams and help them drive this business change across the property industry.”

Commenting on the company’s growth and Chrystèle’s appointment, Etienne Cadestin, Founder and Global CEO of Longevity Partners said: "With 300 colleagues globally by the end of 2023, Longevity is not the small boutique ESG advisory business it used to be. As we expand, it's absolutely crucial that we keep reinforcing and stabilizing the group for the future. This cannot be done without significant investment in our senior leadership team. A big part of our ongoing consolidation journey is the holistic digital transformation work we started last year. I’m delighted to write the next chapter of the Longevity story alongside Chrystèle, who will run our European operations. Her vision, passion, experience, creativity, and human centric approach will contribute to the long-term success of the group. Based in Paris, this also reinforces our position in the French market, a key priority for the group.”