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MrVertigo 10.03.2015 23:37

Credit Suisse, UK, France & Africa: a modern tale
 
Sometimes important events take place but no one notice really immediately. It's only later that we measure the importance of their impact. To me this event is the appointment of Tidjane Thiam as CEO of Credit-Suisse. Why is this so surprising?
Well let's state his singularities: he is black, from Ivory Coast, muslim and francophone.....who has been appointed CEO of a large global swiss bank after a successful career in the City leading the british insurance company Prudential.

His story holds all the feature of a modern tale. He was born in Ivory Coast in 1962 in a wealthy family that fought colonialism after fighting nazism within the french colonial army during WWII. After brilliant studies in the most elitist universities in France, he was recruited by major consulting companies. After several years his career was not progressing in France corporate environment. One of his friends and headhunter told him clearly: "I will stop sending your CV to my customers; they all say you are brilliant and impressive but ..." The ellipsis was about the "glass ceiling" he was hitting because of his origin and skin. That's when he was recruited by a british headhunter for an insurance company in the UK. He was so surprised that he immediately told the headhunter over the phone:"you need to know: I am black, 1m93 tall and my english is not so good". He led for several years successfully Prudential Ltd in the City. He joked that his biggest handicap in London was not his skin color but his french accent.

So today a major swiss bank appointed him after a successful career in the City while France never gave him the opportunity after giving him the high quality education.

I can only say: Chapeau bas Messieurs les suisses et les anglais!*

* So hats off to swiss and british gentlemen

Wollishofener 11.03.2015 00:43

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Originally Posted by MrVertigo (Post 2356129)
Sometimes important events take place but no one notice really immediately. It's only later that we measure the importance of their impact. To me this event is the appointment of Tidjane Thiam as CEO of Credit-Suisse. Why is this so surprising?
Well let's state his singularities: he is black, from Ivory Coast, muslim and francophone.....who has been appointed CEO of a large global swiss bank after a successful career in the City leading the british insurance company Prudential.

His story holds all the feature of a modern tale. He was born in Ivory Coast in 1962 in a wealthy family that fought colonialism after fighting nazism within the french colonial army during WWII. After brilliant studies in the most elitist universities in France, he was recruited by major consulting companies. After several years his career was not progressing in France corporate environment. One of his friends and headhunter told him clearly: "I will stop sending your CV to my customers; they all say you are brilliant and impressive but ..." The ellipsis was about the "glass ceiling" he was hitting because of his origin and skin. That's when he was recruited by a british headhunter for an insurance company in the UK. He was so surprised that he immediately told the headhunter over the phone:"you need to know: I am black, 1m93 tall and my english is not so good". He led for several years successfully Prudential Ltd in the City. He joked that his biggest handicap in London was not his skin color but his french accent.

So today a major swiss bank appointed him after a successful career in the City while France never gave him the opportunity after giving him the high quality education.

I can only say: Chapeau bas Messieurs les suisses et les anglais!*

* So hats off to swiss and british gentlemen


An excellent matter. A real top man takes over CS, and that he is a black makes things really interesting. The man speaks French, English and German, was in politics, in insurance and in finance, a tremendous combination. That he is 1 mtr 93 cms tall may be irrelevant but is impressive. While Mr Rohner, the CS chairman, looks really happy, outgoing Mr Dougan does not.

AbFab 11.03.2015 07:26

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...and unlike Dougan he has his own hair.

Guest 11.03.2015 08:03

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That is an encouraging sign that CS is sober. Doesn't it signal a direction towards more conservative asset management and less risky investment banking?

HIAO 11.03.2015 10:29

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It shouldn't be the colour of someone's skin that is the focus of news about any CEO's appointment.

More interesting is that he comes from outside the banking sector in contrast to the lifer he will replace.

In 2009, Thiam made a disastrous attempt to buy AIA. It was vetoed by Pru's shareholders who said the price was too high.

Some CEO's careers would not have survived that.

He is a good choice for Credit Suisse. I imagine their strategy will be continuing to shrink investment banking and expanding business in Asia.

xkcd 11.03.2015 11:40

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I assume he has French citizenship by now. Or did I miss all the CEO job ads by Credit Suisse in order to meet the immigration criteria for 3rd country nationals that no Swiss or EU citizen is capable of doing the job ?

amogles 11.03.2015 11:59

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Let's wait and see what he does before judging him on his ethnicity, accent or even stature.

IMHO the French did a pretty good job drilling French values and thinking into the educated elite of their former colonies, and in contrast to the former British colonies which have drifted onto their own paths post independence, the former French colonies (at least the sub-Saharan ones) remain extremely French to this day. So to all intents and purposes he may probably think and act like a Frenchman.

Guest 11.03.2015 12:17

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Originally Posted by amogles (Post 2356372)
Let's wait and see what he does before judging him on his ethnicity, accent or even stature.

IMHO the French did a pretty good job drilling French values and thinking into the educated elite of their former colonies, and in contrast to the former British colonies which have drifted onto their own paths post independence, the former French colonies (at least the sub-Saharan ones) remain extremely French to this day. So to all intents and purposes he may probably think and act like a Frenchman.

Lol, the only thing the French colonies have in common is how utterly crap they were run. I certainly don't think they made much of an effort in "drilling" French values into the local populace. Screwing French values out of them perhaps.

amogles 11.03.2015 12:38

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Originally Posted by Loz1983 (Post 2356383)
Lol, the only thing the French colonies have in common is how utterly crap they were run. I certainly don't think they made much of an effort in "drilling" French values into the local populace. Screwing French values out of them perhaps.

No,

The administartion, government, education system etc of many former colonies is identical to that of France down to tiny details. Even reforms that France made post independence seem to get mimicked somehow, with France still being the example they all strive to want to be a carbon copy of.

And don't get me started on how Senegal regularly beats France in (French) grammar and spelling tests, putting the mother country to shame.

I attended a French school for three years and we had two teachers from Africa (one of them was the headmaster) and they were more French than any French person I ever met, in both all the good ways and all the bad ways.

Treverus 11.03.2015 13:12

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Originally Posted by Loz1983 (Post 2356383)
Lol, the only thing the French colonies have in common is how utterly crap they were run. I certainly don't think they made much of an effort in "drilling" French values into the local populace. Screwing French values out of them perhaps.

You are contradicting yourself. Running a state in bureaucratic and crap ways are French values...

darwiniandemon 11.03.2015 15:25

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I don't like the focus on his ethnicity or country of origin.

What impresses me most is his CV:
INSEAD, McKinsey, Minister, Prudential CEO and now CS CEO.

Well deserving of the job.

saiya-jin 11.03.2015 16:20

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Good news for him (and hopefully for CS). Sad thing is, people in 2015 in this progressive country actually care about anything else than his career track/professional attitudes. I mean, who cares how tall is he? Why not caring about size of his feet too? :) (race, origin, religion fall all in same bucket).

Rangatiranui 11.03.2015 17:00

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Originally Posted by xkcd (Post 2356351)
I assume he has French citizenship by now. Or did I miss all the CEO job ads by Credit Suisse in order to meet the immigration criteria for 3rd country nationals that no Swiss or EU citizen is capable of doing the job ?

Well... they hired an American last time..

They could probably scrounge up a B permit for this guy too...


How are we going to be able to take that French accent seriously?!

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Originally Posted by saiya-jin (Post 2356575)
Good news for him (and hopefully for CS). Sad thing is, people in 2015 in this progressive country actually care about anything else than his career track/professional attitudes. I mean, who cares how tall is he? Why not caring about size of his feet too? :) (race, origin, religion fall all in same bucket).

Yeah, you're right...

We shouldn't Object-tify these men.. we shouldn't be thinking - are they good looking enough to do the job...

But he is certainly a man to look up to ;)

SOBEIT 11.03.2015 17:03

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Originally Posted by Rangatiranui (Post 2356607)
Well... they hired an American last time..

They could probably scrounge up a B permit for this guy too...


How are we going to be able to take that French accent seriously?!

Well it can't be worse than the yank accent they put up with for the last eight years or so.

Wollishofener 11.03.2015 19:24

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Originally Posted by saiya-jin (Post 2356575)
Good news for him (and hopefully for CS). Sad thing is, people in 2015 in this progressive country actually care about anything else than his career track/professional attitudes. I mean, who cares how tall is he? Why not caring about size of his feet too? :) (race, origin, religion fall all in same bucket).




It is important to realize his tallness to see that the others around him are not soooo small

eddiejc1 12.03.2015 05:02

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That Credit Suisse hired a black Côte D'Ivoiran to be their CEO is remarkable. That they hired a francophone shouldn't be. (Although I expect that as M. Thiam's English improved once he moved to London, he will likewise get better in German once he starts working in Zürich.)

P.S. Wouldn't anybody love to be a fly on the wall when somebody from the SVP stops by to talk to the new CEO of Credit Suisse?

Treverus 12.03.2015 06:03

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Originally Posted by eddiejc1 (Post 2356829)
That they hired a francophone shouldn't be.

Why? Cause they got a French name? So their strategy worked: In the 1980s did the large Zurich banks recognize that German was an important European language, but not one the world trades in... so the largest, Schweizerischer Bank Verein, decided to rename itself into Union Bank of Switzerland aka UBS. The equally German speaking Schweizerische Kreditanstalt recognized that any translation to English would be a bit much copying, so went with French instead. There is absolutely nothing Francophone about Credit Suisse... (insider tourist tip: the iron bars on the ground floor windows of the Paradeplatz building have still "SKA" signs in them)

amogles 12.03.2015 10:16

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 2356831)
Why? Cause they got a French name? So their strategy worked: In the 1980s did the large Zurich banks recognize that German was an important European language, but not one the world trades in... so the largest, Schweizerischer Bank Verein, decided to rename itself into Union Bank of Switzerland aka UBS.

Er no, Bankverein merged with UBS to form a bank called UBS. The German name of USB was SBG (Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft)

German names do play well on the international stage by the way. Look at BMW or Volkswagen. Are they pandering with Anglified or Francified versions of their names because they are afraid people can't pronounce the German? Imagine selling a Folk Waggon :), people would think its some sort of hillybilly music festival and not a car.

No, because being German is actually good for their marketing and public image. Fortschritt durch Technik is a universally understood phrase, with multiple millions of people who otherwise don't know a word of German being able to say it and know what it means. That's really smart marketing. You've got to hand it to whoever thought that one out.

And just as Germans are known the world over for making cars, the Swiss are known the world over for banking, right?

CS always was Credit Suisse in the Fracophone parts of Switzerland. But at some point they realized its a bit clunky to have one name in one part of the other country and another name in another part, so they settled for a single name and identity. I think the same was true of UBS. The acronym UBS works in French as well as it does in English and I'm pretty sure it was French before somebody decided to make English out of it.

Guest 12.03.2015 10:29

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Originally Posted by amogles (Post 2356939)
No, because being German is actually good for their marketing and public image. Fortschritt durch Technik is a universally understood phrase, with multiple millions of people who otherwise don't know a word of German being able to say it and know what it means. That's really smart marketing. You've got to hand it to whoever thought that one out.

I always understood it as Vorsprung...

eyebeebe 12.03.2015 10:29

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I've never seen Fortschritt durch Technik before. Is it Audi's new slogan to replace Vorsprung durch Technik?

Treverus 12.03.2015 10:51

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Originally Posted by amogles (Post 2356939)
I think the same was true of UBS. The acronym UBS works in French as well as it does in English and I'm pretty sure it was French before somebody decided to make English out of it.

It works in English like a charm...

http://www.toonpool.com/user/6843/fi...kel_715565.jpg

amogles 12.03.2015 11:23

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 2356947)
I've never seen Fortschritt durch Technik before. Is it Audi's new slogan to replace Vorsprung durch Technik?

Yeah, that's what I meant :)

Vorsprung durch making stuff up. That's my deviso.

Wollishofener 12.03.2015 21:09

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Originally Posted by eddiejc1 (Post 2356829)
That Credit Suisse hired a black Côte D'Ivoiran to be their CEO is remarkable. That they hired a francophone shouldn't be. (Although I expect that as M. Thiam's English improved once he moved to London, he will likewise get better in German once he starts working in Zürich.)

P.S. Wouldn't anybody love to be a fly on the wall when somebody from the SVP stops by to talk to the new CEO of Credit Suisse?


Whomever of the SVP stops there will be busy to emphasize that they are against racism and not xenophobe generally :D

Wollishofener 12.03.2015 21:16

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 2356831)
Why? Cause they got a French name? So their strategy worked: In the 1980s did the large Zurich banks recognize that German was an important European language, but not one the world trades in... so the largest, Schweizerischer Bank Verein, decided to rename itself into Union Bank of Switzerland aka UBS. The equally German speaking Schweizerische Kreditanstalt recognized that any translation to English would be a bit much copying, so went with French instead. There is absolutely nothing Francophone about Credit Suisse... (insider tourist tip: the iron bars on the ground floor windows of the Paradeplatz building have still "SKA" signs in them)


Sorry but something is wrong above


SBG/UBS already in the 1950ies was
Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft
Union de Banque Suisse
Unione di Banche Svizzere
Union Bank of Switzerland


SBV was
Schweizerischer Bankverein
Société de Banque Suisse
Societa di Banca Svizzera
Swiss Bank Corporation


CS was
SKA Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (founded by Alfred von Escher -- the chap on the Bahnhofplatz)
Crödit Suisse
Credito Svizzero


The SVB
Schweizerische Volksbank
Swiss Volksbank
was swallowed by the SBV


When SBG and SBV merged it was decided to drop all the full Name and work as
UBS AG


while the SKA CS still uses the French name in spite of his Zürich origin and it being the one which enabled Zürich to expand into AUSSERSIHL, the Stadtkreise 3 and 4 and 5 accross the Sihl-River. The UBS for sure is larger and far more important on a federal level but locally in Zürich it is 50-50


to counter the overwhelming role of traditional Banking the well known co-operatives Migros (= left-liberal LDU) and COOP (= Social Democrats) launched their own Banks MIGROS BANK and COOP BANK


once again, SBV was NEVER re-named UBS

Wallabies 12.03.2015 22:36

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Originally Posted by saiya-jin (Post 2356575)
Good news for him (and hopefully for CS). Sad thing is, people in 2015 in this progressive country actually care about anything else than his career track/professional attitudes. I mean, who cares how tall is he? Why not caring about size of his feet too? :) (race, origin, religion fall all in same bucket).

Actually he is only average height 1.93cms is nothing out of the ordinary

Wollishofener 12.03.2015 22:48

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Originally Posted by Wallabies (Post 2357482)
Actually he is only average height 1.93cms is nothing out of the ordinary


I find people taller than 1.85 rather frustrating

Wallabies 12.03.2015 22:51

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Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 2357491)
I find people taller than 1.85 rather frustrating

So you are short :msnnerd:

Wollishofener 13.03.2015 06:37

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Originally Posted by Wallabies (Post 2357494)
So you are short :msnnerd:

I sm sbout 10 cms taller than TV aviation journalist Sepp Moser :D

SOBEIT 13.03.2015 07:47

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Short then.

amogles 13.03.2015 10:10

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Originally Posted by Wallabies (Post 2357482)
Actually he is only average height 1.93cms is nothing out of the ordinary

so the others are all little Napoleons

eddiejc1 16.03.2015 14:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 2356831)
Why? Cause they got a French name? So their strategy worked: In the 1980s did the large Zurich banks recognize that German was an important European language, but not one the world trades in... so the largest, Schweizerischer Bank Verein, decided to rename itself into Union Bank of Switzerland aka UBS. The equally German speaking Schweizerische Kreditanstalt recognized that any translation to English would be a bit much copying, so went with French instead. There is absolutely nothing Francophone about Credit Suisse... (insider tourist tip: the iron bars on the ground floor windows of the Paradeplatz building have still "SKA" signs in them)

I wasn't thinking because of the French name, but because it's a Swiss bank and one-fifth of the Swiss population is French-speaking. Even if the language of business conducted in the Zurich offices of Credit Suisse is mostly German or English, it shouldn't be that unusual for Swiss francophones to work there, so why not an Ivoiran francophone?

Incidentally, Credit Suisse was founded in the nineteenth century by Alfred von Escher, the Swiss railroad tycoon who made Zurich Switzerland's most important city and financial capital. I suspect the French name was not chosen in deference to French-speakers in the Romande but rather the importance of French as a lingua franca in continental Europe outside Switzerland. But I will leave it to Wolli to give us better information about both Escher and CS.

P.S. As Wolli pointed out in an earlier post, the original name for Credit Suisse was German---Schweizerische Kreditanstalt---and it changed to French later, possibly for the reasons I speculated on, and von Escher may have had nothing to do with it. I should point out that the original raison d'être for Credit Suisse wasn't to provide sound banking that non-Swiss would love to put their money into. That came later. Von Escher had to borrow money from French banks to get his railroads built because there wasn't any Swiss financial institutions at the time to do the same. He thought---and rightfully so---that it would be dangerous if Swiss businessmen like himself were forced to rely on non-Swiss sources for capital, particularly when those sources might have strings attached. So CS was founded to provide banking for Swiss citizens, and services to outsiders was icing on the cake.

eddiejc1 16.03.2015 14:51

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BTW, I just checked Google. Napoleon Bonaparte's real height was 168 cm. That's shorter than me, but average height for many men, and he's the same height as Winston Churchill. I read that the reason why the myth spread about him being short was that the French inch was longer than the English inch, so when the British heard that the French general was only 5'2", they assumed he must have been short. Instead he would be 5'6" under the British imperial system.

Don't know if all the "short" jokes bothered Napoleon, but I don't think it's a coincidence that the metric system began under his rule...

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index....ort-is-a-myth/

MennoFloyd 09.04.2015 09:44

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There's much that is mysterious and in the dark about the newly appointed CS head, Tidjane Thiam. According to Insideparadeplatz.ch, he is a member of a French secret society, Le Siècle, whose members are from the elite in France and ensure that their members are placed into high positions in government and industry. The blog says:

"Thiam's membership in the French secret society with powerful politicians, industry, finance and media sheds new light on the figure of the future CS boss.
While Brady Dougan worked his way up from the son of a railway worker in Illinois through hard work at CS First Boston to become the head of CS, Thiam came with a golden spoon into the world.
He enjoyed education at elite French universities and was at age 36 a government minister in his native Côte d'Ivoire.
After a coup he then went on to a brilliant career in England. Within seven years Thiam managed to reach the CEO-chair of the Prudential, a well-known insurance company.
Neither a £30 million fine to the financial regulators nor his origin from the highest political circles of an African country stopped Thiam's high altitude flight.
On the contrary: The announcement as the new CEO of CS made headlines worldwide. Thiam was celebrated as a symbol of a new era in which neither color nor religion play a role in the occupation of the highest points in the power business.
Much of Thiam's success through his own position in society is indicated by his membership in the Club Le Siècle rather than a long march through the hierarchies of multinationals.
According to author Ratier the powerful members of the society ensure that their people are placed in decisive power positions."

http://insideparadeplatz.ch/2015/04/...en-geheimloge/

Meanwhile, Blick is questioning why CS hasn't communicated when Tidjane Thiam will start in his new position:

http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id3638407.html

The guy hasn't even arrived and the long-knives have already been drawn. :msncrazy:

amogles 09.04.2015 10:43

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Originally Posted by eddiejc1 (Post 2359358)
BTW, I just checked Google. Napoleon Bonaparte's real height was 168 cm. That's shorter than me, but average height for many men, and he's the same height as Winston Churchill. I read that the reason why the myth spread about him being short was that the French inch was longer than the English inch, so when the British heard that the French general was only 5'2", they assumed he must have been short. Instead he would be 5'6" under the British imperial system.

Don't know if all the "short" jokes bothered Napoleon, but I don't think it's a coincidence that the metric system began under his rule...

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index....ort-is-a-myth/


Another thing about Napoleon that was supposedly short was his [illegible], anyway we'll never know as his wife is no longer here to tell us. I wonder if that also has to do with measurement units?

transeuropeancheese 09.04.2015 11:19

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Originally Posted by MennoFloyd (Post 2371822)
a French secret society, Le Siècle,

It's so secret that it's got a webpage with a manifesto and bylaws: http://www.lesiecle.asso.fr

Treverus 09.04.2015 11:21

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Originally Posted by transeuropeancheese (Post 2371900)
It's so secret that it's got a webpage with a manifesto and bylaws: http://www.lesiecle.asso.fr

But the site does not have an English version! That's pretty much the same as "secret" according to EF rules...

amogles 09.04.2015 11:41

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Originally Posted by amogles (Post 2371859)
Another thing about Napoleon that was supposedly short was his [illegible], anyway we'll never know as his wife is no longer here to tell us. I wonder if that also has to do with measurement units?

Looks to me more like a feel-good-and-talk-about-it club for the rich with some figleaf charitative collateral than an evil francophone Bilderberger cabal.

falexmap 13.04.2015 18:20

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At a time when the Swiss body-politic is trying to come to grips with an economically self defeating immigration quota system, championed by an overzealous far right party, they parachute in a renowned African technocrat in Tidjane Thiam, an Ivorian, to revive the fortunes of the country's (including world's) oldest and biggest bank, Credit Suisse. We live in a big global village after all!

amogles 13.04.2015 23:52

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Originally Posted by falexmap (Post 2373954)
At a time when the Swiss body-politic is trying to come to grips with an economically self defeating immigration quota system, championed by an overzealous far right party, they parachute in a renowned African technocrat in Tidjane Thiam, an Ivorian, to revive the fortunes of the country's (including world's) oldest and biggest bank, Credit Suisse. We live in a big global village after all!

not the world's oldest bank, not by a long stretch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...uous_operation

As for Thiam, let's wait until the next round of bonuses are announced and I'm sure the euphoria will melt away as people see he's no more a messiah than any of his predecessors.

Guest 22.10.2015 09:24

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Barely 6 months into the job and over 5000 jobs about to get axed. Mainly in London and Switzerland.


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