Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tidjane Thiam - CEO Prudential UK

Tidjane Thiam is the incoming CEO of Prudential a UK based financial services company with over 20 million customers. Tidjane (a native of Côte d'Ivoire) is the first black person to lead a FTSE 100 listed company. He also had a storied carrier in the public sector of the Ivory Coast as Minister of Planning and Development among other roles. I wasnt able to find much detailed record of his actual accomplishments online but he has undoubtedly broken down many barriers on his way to the top.

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  1. He graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris in Engineering and in 1986 with a degree in Civil Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris where he was top of his class. In 1988 he received an MBA from INSEAD. He also worked for McKinsey & Co.