Mamadou-Abou Sarr , IMC and IFQ from CISI

Senior VP & Director of Product Development & Sustainable Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management , Chicago , Illinois

Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Director of Product Development & Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for driving innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou leads teams of asset class and sustainable investing product managers.

In his previous roles at Northern Trust Asset Management, Mamadou was the Global Head of Sustainable Investing and prior to that a senior investment strategist, part of the Global Equity Strategist team supporting the advancement of our engineered equity product in EMEA and APAC regions. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mamadou worked for HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Amundi and Citi in trading, product specialist and business development roles in London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dakar.

Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). He is a member of the UNPRI Listed Equity, Integration and Passive Investments committees and serves as an advisor of the George Barley Water prize (Everglades Foundation). He is a guest lecturer on Sustainability at the University of Chicago, ESCP Europe and Imperial College of London. Mamadou is a board member of the Lycée Français de Chicago, The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter and a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago. In 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a "40 under 40" by Crain’s Chicago Business, being selected for the business leadership honor of leaders who’ve made an impact before their 40th birthday.

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