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Former Aviva chief joins Prudential as CFO

Former Aviva Europe chief executive officer Tidjane Thiam has joined Prudential today as its new chief financial officer.

Thiam joins the Prudential Board with immediate effect and also held the position of group strategy and development director at Aviva.

Before this he was a partner with McKinsey & Company in France and Minister of Planning and Development of the Ivory Coast.

Prudential group chief executive Mark Tucker says: “I am very pleased to welcome Tidjane as Chief Financial Officer of Prudential plc.

“Tidjane’s background and depth of experience mean that he is well-suited to help lead Prudential to the next stage of its development. He has a great reputation for optimising performance and value, and I look forward to the strong contribution he will make to the Group.”

Thiam says: “I am delighted to be joining Prudential at this time of rapid growth. Prudential is one of the best performing players in the industry with an outstanding leadership team and a positive outlook. Prudential is well positioned to take advantage of the significant retirement opportunities in its markets and I look forward to playing my part in the Group’s continued value creation.”

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