Celeste Mellet is GIP’s Chief Financial Officer and a Partner of the firm. She joined GIP in February of 2023.
Prior to GIP, Ms. Mellet was Evercore’s Chief Financial Officer, a Senior Managing Director and an Executive Vice President of the firm. She was responsible for Evercore’s financial, strategy, tax, information technology and facilities functions.
Before joining Evercore, Ms. Mellet was Fannie Mae’s executive vice president and chief financial officer responsible for financial management functions, including capital management, controllers, financial reporting, procurement, financial planning and analysis, treasury, asset/liability and liquidity management. She also led corporate strategy involving strategic planning and economic research and managed relationships with external stakeholders, such as government and regulatory entities, analysts, banks and the fixed-income and mortgage industries.
Before her tenure at Fannie Mae, she spent more than 18 years at Morgan Stanley, last serving as global treasurer. She was also the head of investor, creditor and counterparty relations. Previously, as an equity research analyst, she covered financial, media, and gaming and lodging.
Ms. Mellet serves as the vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University.