In Memoriam: Pierre E. Mendelsohn *93

Princeton lost a dedicated volunteer when Pierre died Nov. 3, 2021, in London at the age of 51.

Known for his generosity with students and alumni alike, Pierre was a stalwart volunteer for Graduate Annual Giving and supported the Alumni Schools Committee of the UK over many years. Pierre also contributed to an ASC UK program offering newly matriculating students meaningful work experience opportunities. He was a member of the Graduate School’s Leadership Council, promoting entrepreneurship and the highest business ethics.

Born July 23, 1970, Pierre came to Princeton from France after earning a master’s degree in engineering/computational fluid dynamics from the Grenoble Institute of Technology. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 1993.

An engineer turned pioneering entrepreneur, Pierre worked in leading banks in New York, London, and Hong Kong before founding his own company, Alpima, in London in 2014. Alpima offered a new investment philosophy, based on Object-Oriented Investing. Pierre was named one of the top 50 CEOs of 2021 by the Financial Technology Report.

Pierre is survived by his wife, Laure; daughter Inès; and sons Auguste and Arthur. 


Reprinted from the Princeton Alumni Weekly

Graduate alumni memorials are prepared by the APGA.