Tidjane Thiam, from Credit Suisse at the Ivorian presidential palace?

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This Friday, February 14, Tidjane Thiam left the head of the bank, highlighting his successes. Less than eight months before the election in Côte d’Ivoire, many are credited with presidential ambitions in his country.

A “proud” and “calm-minded” man, it was with these words that Tidjane Thiam left Credit Suisse on Friday, February 14. Forced to resign after five months of revelations from the Swiss press on “an incredible spinning affair”, As the Ivorian daily newspaper describes it Morning Brotherhood, the big boss is “party with panache“. Pre-tax profit of 4.7 billion Swiss francs, up 40%: “he can boast of figures that validate the strategy he implemented during his four years at the head of the group“Continues the state newspaper.

At first glance, this hasty departure looks like bad news for the Ivorian. It could, however, turn into a boon, for a man to whom many lend other ambitions. Less than nine months before the next Ivorian presidential election in Abidjan, “many speculate on his political future”, Reports the Ivorian news site Koaci.

The Swiss newspaper Time investigated between Zurich and the Ivorian economic capital

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Anna Sylvestre-Treiner

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