Julian Gray

Managing Partner & Founder

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Paris

Streams: Artificial Intelligence, Climate

Julian Gray is a technologist and entrepreneur with a track record spanning over three decades encompassing a wide range of industries such as publishing, finance, and energy. His journey began with a passion for software design and development, leading him to co-found a groundbreaking tech start-up that played a pivotal role transforming content publishing in French music and fashion.
Over the past two decades, Julian’s focus has been the energy sector where he served as the vice president of digital science at bp plc. In this influential role, he led the DeepTech R&D organization, demonstrating visionary leadership by pioneering the development of multiple technology platform businesses, including fintech, AI, and sensor fusion. Furthermore, Julian played a crucial role in directing bp’s venturing investments focusing on trading, renewable energy, climate tech. and quantum technologies.

Before this, Julian served as the CIO, part of the founding team for bp’s alternative energy (renewables) business. As a member of the executive team, he played an instrumental role in driving the renewable energy division from its inception to a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise.

Julian’s innovative mindset, keen business acumen and understanding of technology application in diverse sectors have consistently propelled him and the ventures he advises to the heights of success.