30 Apr 2009

Prudential plc appoints Thibaut Le Maire as Group Chief Risk Officer

Prudential plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Thibaut Le Maire as Group Chief Risk Officer. Thibaut, who will join Prudential in July, will be a member of both the Group Executive Committee and the Group Audit Committee. Thibaut will report to Tidjane Thiam, Chief Financial Officer and will continue to report to him when Tidjane takes up the role of Group Chief Executive later this year.

Thibaut joins Prudential from Société Générale where he was a Managing Director and Head of Insurance Europe within the Financial Institutions Group. In that capacity, Thibaut advised leading European insurance companies on their capital, balance sheet and risk management. He has a proven record of delivery of effective and efficient solutions to improve risk management processes and outcomes. Prior to Société Générale, he was Head of the EMEA Public Sector Group within the Financial Institutions Group and had spent 14 years at JP Morgan, both on the Advisory and Capital Markets sides.

Thibaut Le Maire said:
"I am very pleased to be joining Prudential at this exciting time and I look forward to building on the company’s proven record in effective risk management."

Tidjane Thiam, Chief Financial Officer, Prudential plc, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Thibaut Le Maire to Prudential and his addition will enhance our already leading industry capability in the risk management area."

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