Ali Dibadj succeeds Dick Weil, who, as previously announced, will retire as CEO and a member of the board as of 31 March.
Effective 1 April 2022, the board has appointed Roger Thompson, chief financial officer (CFO), to serve as interim CEO until Mr Dibadj joins JHG.
“We are pleased to appoint Ali Dibadj as the company’s next CEO,” said Richard Gillingwater, chairman of the board of directors.
“As part of our CEO transition planning, we conducted an extensive internal and external search to identify an executive who both understands our business and has the necessary strategic expertise to help drive the firm’s next phase of growth for the benefit of our clients and shareholders. The board is confident that Ali is the ideal choice to lead this great company into its next phase of growth and value creation.”
Mr Dibadj joins the company from AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. where he has served as CFO and head of strategy since February 2021 as well as portfolio manager for AB Equities since 2017.
Previously, he served as AB’s head of finance and head of strategy from April 2020 to February 2021. He co-led AB’s strategy committee in 2019 and served as a senior research analyst with Bernstein Research Services from 2006 to 2020, a period during which he was ranked as the number one analyst 12 times by Institutional Investor.
Prior to joining AB, he spent almost a decade in management consulting, including at McKinsey & Company and Mercer.
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