Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam

Formal First Name
7/29/1962 - present

Tidjane Thiam is a French-Ivorian banker who has served as the CEO of Credit Suisse until February 2020. Throughout his career, he has led organizations in both the private and public sectors and developed projects and programs that stimulate businesses and economies. Thiam led one of the largest and most successful emerging market privatizations and infrastructure development programs.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • At Prudential plc, Thiam saw the firm’s market capitalization treble to more than USD 60  billion.
  • He is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30).
  • In 1997, he was recognized as Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
  • In 1999, he was included in the WEF’s world dream cabinet.
  • In 2010, he has been recognized on the “Time 100” list.
  • In 2011, he was awarded the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.
  • In 2019, he became a member of the International Olympic Committee.
  • In 2020, he was appointed by the African Union as Special Envoy to solicit international support to help the continent deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus.