Mirova names deputy chief

Guillaume Abel
Mirova - Deputy Chief Executive
Date: 5 October 2022
Position: Deputy Chief Executive
By Chloe Walker

The Natixis IM-affiliated asset manager has appointed Guillaume Abel deputy chief to strengthen the company's executive committee and accelerate growth.

In his new role, Paris-based Abel will oversee the global functions of development, sustainability research, finance, risk, legal and compliance and operations of 60 employees.

He will report directly to chief executive Philippe Zaouati.

Previously, Abel was head of business development and a member of the executive committee of Ostrum Asset Management, another affiliate of Natixis investment.

Abel said he is delighted to join Mirova's team and to help accelerate its global development.

"This will include an effective organisational and operational base, continuous innovation in product development and ESG research, as well as governance adapted to Mirova's global and local dimension with its teams of experts based on four continents," he said.

Zaouati said: I am very pleased that Guillaume is joining us at a time when our company experiences strong growth.

"As we now have a global footprint with the recent acquisition of SunFunder, I am confident that Guillaume's outstanding experience and knowledge will be invaluable in furthering our mission and becoming the global leader in impact investing."