“We do not have a star system; our corporate culture paid off”
Lebanese refugee who became CEO of Candriam “went into finance by accident” writes Madison MarriageOn May 26, 2014, the Financial Times FTfm publication published a profile article on the CEO of Candriam, Naïm Abou-Jaoudé in which he details the bright future for Candriam. “We are in a new combative mood, and we want to reinvigorate the business”, he says.
A 12 year-old Naim Abou-jaoude arrived in Paris in 1978 with his two older brothers as political refugees from lebanon, where civil war had broken out three years earlier.
Thirty six years later the CEO of candriam, the investment house previously known as dexia Asset Management, sits in a smart restaurant in the city of london, tucking into steak and a diet coke while discussing his corporate ambitions.
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