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Tidjane Thiam

Chief Executive Officer


Born 1962 – French and Ivorian citizen
Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG since 2015


Professional history

2015-present Credit Suisse
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Group (2015-present)
  • Member of the board of Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG (Swiss subsidiary) (2016-present)
2008-2015 Prudential plc
  • Group Chief Executive (2009-2015)
  • Chief Financial Officer (2008-2009)
2002-2008 Aviva
  • Chief Executive, Europe (2006-2008)
  • Managing Director, International (2004-2006)
  • Group Strategy & Development Director (2002-2004)
2000-2002 McKinsey & Co
  • Partner, Paris
1998-1999 Minister of Planning and Development, Côte d'Ivoire
1994-1998 National Bureau for Technical Studies & Development, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Chairman and Chief Executive
Prior to 1994 McKinsey & Co
  • Consultant, Paris, London and New York


1988 INSEAD, Master of Business Administration
1986 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Ingénieur Civil des Mines
1984 Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, Ingenieur Diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique

Other activities and functions

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC), member
  • Group of Thirty (G30), member
  • International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, member