Tikehau Capital appoints ex-White House assistant Press Secy Cruise as senior advisor

Daniel Cruise has joined Tikehau Capital as a senior advisor.

Daniel Cruise has joined Tikehau Capital as a senior advisor. Previously, Cruise led the government and public affairs functions for Alcoa and Arconic and served on the executive committee of both companies. Prior to that, he was assistant Press Secretary at the White House and was part of the staff of the National Security Council.

PRESS RELEASE

Paris & New York, 1 December 2020 – Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management and investment group, today announced the appointment of Daniel Cruise as Senior Advisor.

Daniel will be based in New York and work alongside Grégoire Lucas, Head of External Relations, to lead the firm’s global public affairs practice, expanding and institutionalizing its outreach to key stakeholders. He will be responsible for providing insights into geopolitical, public policy and ESG trends to help define and grow investment themes as well as supplement investor outreach.

Daniel brings more than twenty years of experience working with policy makers and leaders to develop strategies to grow their businesses, enhance and protect their reputations, successfully manage complex policy issues, and navigate strategic milestones.

Previously, Daniel led the Government & Public Affairs functions for Alcoa (AA) and Arconic (ARNC) and served on the Executive Committee of both companies. Daniel previously served as assistant Press Secretary at the White House and was part of the staff of the National Security Council.

Mathieu Chabran, co-founder of Tikehau Capital, said: “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to our growing team in New York. Daniel’s deep experience in policy and public affairs will be an immediate asset to our investment team and clients. His global background along with his strong U.S. base perfectly complements our long-term management approach and will help us strengthen our reach among key international institutions and stakeholders.”

Daniel grew up in Paris, received a BA from Brown University and an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge. He served as editor-in-chief of both the Brown Journal of World Affairs and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also on the board of directors of the Business Council for International Understanding, the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations, and the Lycée Français de New York.

Tikehau Capital opened its New York office in the end of 2018 and has since built a team of 40 people. Earlier this year the firm added infrastructure and real assets as a core competency through the acquisition of Star America Infrastructure Partners, an asset management company with $600m U.S. of assets under management.