Mirova, Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliate dedicated to sustainable investment, has appointed Guillaume Abel as deputy chief executive officer with immediate effect to strengthen the company’s executive committee and accelerate growth in France and abroad.
Abel, who will be based in Paris and report to Mirova CEO Philippe Zaouati, will oversee the global functions of development, sustainability research, finance, risk, legal and compliance, and operations of 60 employees.
Before joining Mirova, Abel was head of business development at Ostrum Asset Management, an affiliate of Natixis. He started his career in 1991 at Banque Indosuez, where he successively held roles in the complex asset financing department, in management control and then as a bond trader.
He joined Indosuez Asset Management in 1997 as head of performance measurement and then head of reporting. He was appointed managing director of CAAM Luxembourg in 2004 and took part in launching Fund Channel, where he was CEO from 2005 to 2009. He was later appointed global head of client servicing at Amundi in 2009 before becoming global head of marketing and communication in 2013. He joined Candriam in 2014 as global head of marketing and subsequently moved to LBPAM in 2017 as head of business development.
“Abel is joining us at a time when our company is experiencing strong growth,” Zaouati says. “As we now have a global footprint with the recent acquisition of SunFunder, I am confident his experience and knowledge will be invaluable in furthering our mission of becoming the global leader in impact investing.”