1999 because we were in a country where politics didn’t kill.”Â In December 1999 Thaim fled the Ivory Coast after a military coup, and returned to Paris and McKinsey.
Thiam is a member of the Council of Overseas Development Institute and a member of the Africa Progress Panel. He holds engineering degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and the Ecole Nationale SupÃ©rieure des Mines de Paris, where he graduated at the top of his class, and an MBA from INSEAD.Â He lives in London with his American wife and two sons.
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