Tidjane Thiam has been the CEO of Credit Suisse Group AG since July 2015. Prior, he was Group CEO of Prudential plc from 2009 to 2015, after one year as CFO. Mr Thiam also held a variety of leadership and partner roles at Aviva, the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and the National Bureau for Technical Studies and Development for Côte d’Ivoire. He co-chaired the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos and joined the Group of Thirty (G30), a select set of leaders in international finance. Mr Thiam 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.

Professional history

2015–present Credit Suisse
• Chief Executive Officer (2015-present)

2008–2015 Prudential plc
• Group Chief Executive (2009-2015)
• Chief Financial Officer

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

1986–1994 McKinsey & Co
• Consultant, Paris, London and New York


1988 INSEAD, Master of Business Administration

1986 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Advanced Mathematics and Physics

1984 Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Other activities and functions

  • Member, European Financial Round Table
  • Member, UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group
  • Board Member, 21st Century Fox