Jean Raby takes over as NGAM chief

Jean Raby is to become CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), succeeding Pierre Servant, who remains in the group.

Raby, a dual French and Canadian citizen, takes up the role on February 20, while Servant will be senior adviser to Laurent Mignon, CEO of NGAM parent company, Natixis.

He joins from French telecoms firm SFR, where he was chief financial officer and member of the executive committee.

Raby started his career at law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in its corporate practice. In 1996, he joined Goldman Sachs in Paris in the investment banking division.

In 2004 he was promoted partner, and in 2006 became co-CEO (then sole CEO in 2009) of Goldman’s investment banking division in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, and was head of Goldman Sachs’ Paris office. In 2011, he became co-CEO of Goldman Sachs’ activities in Russia.

In 2013, Raby joined French telecoms firm Alcatel-Lucent, as executive vice-president and chief financial and legal officer and was also a member of its executive committee.

Speaking about Servant, the Natixis CEO Mignon said that during Servant’s tenure as CEO of NGAM, he helped make the firm one of the “main asset managers worldwide” with more than €830 billion of assets under management in the space of ten years.

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