Mr Tidjane THIAM

Entry in the IOC 2019
Born 29 July 1962

Mr Tidjane THIAM



École Polytechnique Paris, France (1984); Ingénieur Civil des Mines, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, France (1986); Master of Business Administration, INSEAD, France (1988)


Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Paris, London and New York (1986-1994); The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA (one year sabbatical from McKinsey as Young Professional) (1989-1990); Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau for Technical Studies & Development, Côte d’Ivoire (1994-1998); Chairman of the board, National Bureau for Technical Studies & Development, Minister of Planning and Development, Côte d’Ivoire (1998-1999); Partner, McKinsey & Company (2000-2002); Aviva, Group Strategy & Development Director (2002-2004), Managing Director, International (2004-2006), Chief Executive, Europe (2006-2007); Prudential plc, Chief Financial Officer (2007-2009) and Group Chief Executive (2009-2015); Credit Suisse, Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Chairman of the Executive Board (2015-)

Sports practised

Judo; Taekwondo; Football; Handball; Basketball; Athletics (long/high jump, 100m and 400m sprint); Rowing

Membership of other associations

21st Century Fox, Member of the Board of Directors (2014-2019) and of the Audit Committee (2018-2019); Member, Group of Thirty (G30) (2015-)

Other activities

Member of Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa (2004); Chair of the G20 High Level Panel on infrastructure, appointed by Presidents Obama and Sarkozy (2011); UK Trade Ambassador (2010-2015); Member of David Cameron’s business council (2010-2015); Chairman of the Board, Association of British Insurers (2012-2014); Member of the International Business Council (IBC) of the WEF (2014-); Co-chair, WEF Annual Meeting (2016)

Awards and distinctions

WEF, Global Leader for Tomorrow (1997); INSEAD Alumnus of the year (2007); One of ‘50 INSEAD Alumni’ who changed the world (2009); Time 100 award (2010); Most influential Black Person in the UK (2010); Chevalier of the French Légion d’honneur (2011); African Banker Icon by the African Banker Magazine (2015); Doctor of Law, honoris causa, The University of Warwick (2016); Euromoney “Banker of the Year” (2018)

IOC history

Member of the Finance Commission (2020-)