Tidjane Thiam, MBA'88J

Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse Group AG

 

Tidjane Thiam has been Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group AG since July 1, 2015. Prior, he was Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc from 2009 to 2015, after one year as Chief Financial Officer. Between 2002 and 2008, he held a variety of leadership roles at Aviva after being a partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. From 1994 to 1999, he was CEO of the National Bureau for Technical Studies and Development and subsequently Secretary of Development and Planning for Côte d’Ivoire. Mr Thiam co-chaired the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos and joined the Group of Thirty (G30), a select group of leaders in international finance, in 2015. He was named Chairman of the Board of the Association of British Insurers from 2012 to 2014 and was awarded the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Since 2014 he has been on the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox. He is a graduate from the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, and holds an MBA with distinction from Insead.

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