Tidjne Thiam is a prominent French-Ivorian businessperson and a banker who has been serving the in the Swiss multinational investment bank known as Credit Suisse in Switzerland as the Chief Executive Officer since March 2015 and resigned in February 7, 2020.

The renowned mogul was born in July 1962 in Ivory Coast into families of great politicians from Senegal and Ivory Coast.

He holds double citizen of Ivory Coast and France, fluent in English, French and German.

Before working as the CEO for Credit Suisse, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for British banking company known as Prudential Plc from 2002 to 2007 then in the same financial institution he served as the CEO till 2013 in the United Kingdom.

Before working with the Mckinsey business company from 1886 to 1994, he studied Advanced Physics and Mathematics in France.


He later left France to ivory coast and worked for the first time as the CEO of the National Bureau for Technical Studies and Development (BNETD).

After the 1999 Ivorian coup, he continued a private sector career and returned to France in 2000, stayed and worked as a senior executive at Aviva Plc for two years before he got employed by Prudential Plc.

Then in March 2009 he officially became the Chief Executive till his departure in march 2015.

His position at the Prudential financial institution, made him the first African to lead a Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 listed company.

He joined Credit Suisse in 2015 where he became the Chief Executive Officer by appointment.

He worked and was able to see the bank progressing economically and jobs in his first two years in that position.


He has successfully turn around Credit Suisse, the bank has seen huge growth

After the spying scandal at Credit Suisse, Tidjane resigned from Credit Suisse on February 07, 2020.

So many people have been supporting  and backing Tidjane Thiam for his amazing work.


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He has gained a lot of recognitions internationally. Most  Investors are happy with Tidjane Thiam’s performance, he has delivered on his 3 year strategy, as compared to other bank Ceos’

Source: World News

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The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) Internship Programme 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland is open! (Fully Funded)

Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement who are passionate about women’s rights and global change.

The application deadline for the one-year internship programme is September 30, 2016 and the deadline for the short term internship programme applications is 30 November 2016.

Do you have the ‘ ability to be flexible, independent and creative with a desire to learn and a willingness to take initiative and to manage multiple priorities simultaneously’? Then this is for you!

Criteria Includes

• Successful candidates must commit to sharing the experience gained with their YWCA and region following the internship, and their association must commit to integrating their leadership into the association upon their return.
A strong commitment and passion in achieving women’s rights and leadership.
• A good working knowledge of English, both oral and written, is essential. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is appreciated.
• Information Communication and technology competencies related skills.
• Generally applicants should have a minimum of two years active involvement with their YWCA

Benefits Includes:

 – A return excess baggage allowance is available of no more than 50 kilograms of personal effects to be sent by the most economical freight from Geneva to the intern’s country of origin (available only for one-year interns).

The World YWCA will pay the freight company directly. No allowance for excess luggage is available on arrival in Geneva. Any additional excess luggage expenses must be paid by the intern.
– Furnished housing with wi-fi access in a single hostel room is provided.
 – Stipend payments for food and personal needs of CHF1’300 per month for the full period of the internship.
Interns will be covered by group accident insurance for any accident occurring both during and outside office hours and in Switzerland and abroad.
A Geneva bus pass is provided for the period of the internship, and up to CHF500 allowance for private travel is available during this period. Visit www.worldywca.org for full benefit list.


1 Year Internship: September 30, 2016

Short-Term Internship: November 30, 2016.

 Visit www.worldywca.org for full details. Good luck everyone!

Source: World YWCA  www.worldywca.org


FrancisKere. TUB-DiébédoFrancisKéré FrancisKereMeet Diébédo Francis Kéré, a Burkinabé architect based in Berlin,  Kéré is an award winning architect and founder of Kéré Architecture. Diébédo Francis Kéré grew up in Gando, a small village in Burkina Faso. He knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbours reap the benefit of his education.

Through his firm, Kéré Architecture, Kéré focuses on using local building materials and techniques in a modern way, to redefine and redesign the environment. He has taught his neighbours to build schoolhouses out of the mud and clay in their region. His innovative approach has seen the creation of remarkably beautiful, elegant space that the community loves to spend time in.

They have built libraries and other buildings. Kéré also teaches architecture; he has lectured at colleges including the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Harvard. In 2013, he began teaching at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Watch Kéré on TED below.

Great and inspirational guy! Keep up the good work! Credit: Diébédo Francis Kéré

African Energy Group will bring the continent’s leaders together in an effort to build public-private partnerships, leverage political support and mobilize funds for sustainable energy and development. Created by a working group of African leaders including billionaires Elumelu, Aliko Dangote; Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank; Prime Minister Daniel Duncan of Ivory Coast; and President John Mahama of Ghana, AELG’s mission takes the form of three pillars—driving universal access, driving efficiency and driving renewables.

African billionaires join together to launch African Energy Group

Speaking at a high profile panel on energy at the 2015 annual meeting for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu emphasized the key priority for 2015 for Africa as “policy, policy, policy

Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist Tony Elumelu is among the group launching the African Energy Leaders Group (AELG), a multi-stakeholder advocacy group that aims to address Africa’s power deficiency—the continent has approximately 620 million people without electricity.

Elumelu said, “Investors in this space are rational. The risks are huge; the capital requirements are equally huge. If you want to invest in this space, you have to first survey the environment beyond economics; policy, stability, enforceability of rules, the nature of the regulatory framework. If the right policies are in place, investors and financiers will be encouraged to invest.”

“Currently, every single African country is experiencing energy shortages and power outages. This costs the continent 2 percent of its GDP,” said Kaberuka. “We are a continent of miracles; if we are growing at 5 percent without enough electricity, think of what the continent could do with enough electricity.”

Kaberuka also added that the African Development Bank does $5 billion of infrastructure per year; half of that investment is ear-marked for energy, in both the private and public sectors…

Source: Forbes


tina-yurner-erwin-bach-weddingAfter 27 years together, the queen of Rock n Roll Tina Turner tied the knot with her long-term love Erwin Bach at a private ceremony at her Chateau Algonquin home in Switzerland.

The 73-year-old music icon put her signature on the elegant affair by wearing a green and black silk Armani gown with Swarovski crystals.

The private ceremony was attended by120 guests including friends, family and celebrities such as Tony Bennet, Bryan Adams, Oprah Winfrey and David Bowie

The couple met at Heathrow airport some years ago, and it was love at first sight for Tina Turner. Although 16 years her junior, Erwin Bach proposed to Turner before she turned 50. After waiting 23 years to hear ‘Yes’ to his proposal, he can only sum his lovely wife up as being well worth the wait.