Charles Asubonten

Chief Executive Officer

CHV is led by Charles Asubonten, a transformational leader.

As the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Asubonten brings more than 25 years of outstanding leadership and experience in many facets of finance and investments, covering several industries including mining, financials, energy, infrastructure, technology, healthcare, industrials, and governmental entities all across America, Africa, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the California Public Employees’ Pension System. He has worked for Ford Motor Company, Rio Tinto, DTE Energy, and the Dow Chemical Company. He has served as a board member for profit- and non-profit boards.

Mr. Asubonten holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from North Carolina Central University and an MBA in finance and corporate strategy from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

He has also earned an advanced diploma in corporate governance from the Financial Times (FT) board of directors Non-Executive Director program in London. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Michigan. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter.

Mr. Asubonten has developed and taught courses in Accounting, Finance and Economics on the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University, and at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He is the author of a book: “WHAT THE CFO WANTS YOU TO KNOW – How You Create Value.”

He started his professional career with KPMG in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Peet van Biljon

Operating Partner

Peet van Biljon leads the growth and innovation practice at CHV. He is passionate about helping organizations and nations harness the power of innovation to drive sustainable and inclusive growth.

Mr. Van Biljon advises clients on innovation management and technology strategy, R&D and business transformation, as well as public policies to promote innovation. He can help corporate and public-sector clients meet a full range of innovation challenges; such as innovation organization, culture and creativity, portfolio management, R&D management, and product strategy. He also has a background in operations, quality management and process excellence.

He was formerly a consultant and engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, working out of its Johannesburg, Toronto, and Washington DC offices. He managed McKinsey’s global innovation practice for five years.

Mr. Van Biljon is a noted thought leader on innovation. He serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he has been teaching a graduate course, Innovation and Public Policy, since 2017. His recent textbook, Innovation for Value and Mission: An Introduction to Innovation Management and Policy (2022), covers innovation in both the public and private sectors, as well as public policy for innovation. He often writes articles and blogs on innovation and technology management. Articles on innovation and R&D management that he coauthored were published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Research-Technology Management, and on

Mr. Van Biljon has held executive positions in several companies internationally. He led teams at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), an advisory company; Algorithmic (now SS&C), a financial risk-management solution provider; and Honeywell Aerospace, a manufacturer of aviation systems.

His previous book, Making Money: The History and Future of Society’s Most Important Technology, on money, economics, fintech and blockchain was released in 2020. Earlier he authored Profit with a Higher Purpose, a book on business ethics.

Mr. Van Biljon earned a B.Eng. (Electronic Engineering) degree from the University of Stellenbosch, and B.Com. (Accounting and Economics) and M.Com. (Economics) degrees from the University of South Africa. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario, Canada, and is a long-standing member of IEEE.