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EFAMA Elects Candriam CEO Naïm Abou-Jaoudé As New President

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has elected Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO of CANDRIAM, as President for a two-year term, running until June 2023. The election took place at EFAMA's annual meeting last Friday, June 11th. EFAMA also elected Peter Branner (APG Asset Management) and Joseph Pinto (Natixis Investment Managers) as vice-presidents.

Abou-Jaoudé has been CEO of CANDRIAM since 2007. He is also Chairman of New York Life Investments International. Abou-Jaoudé has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry and has held various investment leadership roles including fund manager and Chief Investment Officer.

“I am honoured to represent Europe’s investment management industry, which manages EUR 27 trillion of assets, as EFAMA President. While our industry remains vital to investors in achieving their financial goals, we also now have a critical part to play in encouraging a more sustainable and inclusive future," he said. "As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of this organisation’s work on behalf of our industry could not be more pressing. There is much to do and helping Europe to transition into a low carbon economy and build back better will be a top priority of mine. I look forward to working with the team and Board of Directors in steering the efforts of EFAMA and maximising its positive contribution at both the European and international level.”

Branner is member of the Management Board of APG Asset Management in the Netherlands. He is responsible for the overall investment operations and optimisation of long-term responsible investments in line with the APG strategy. Peter has held several management roles at asset management companies over the past 30 years, including at Scandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Fortis Investments and Ikano Funds.

Pinto has been Natixis Investment Managers’ Global Chief Operating Officer since January 2020, where he oversees international business operations, IT, Digital, as well as Natixis IM Solutions. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at AXA Investment Managers, serving as COO since 2014. He previously had served as Deputy CEO of Banque Privée Fideuram Wargny.  

Abou-Jaoudé takes over from Nicolas Calcoen, Deputy General Manager of Amundi and an EFAMA Board member since 2012.

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