Janus Henderson Group plc announced that Ali Dibadj has joined the Company as CEO. Mr. Dibadj has also been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. He succeeds Roger Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, who had served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 1 April 2022 to 20 June 2022. Mr. Thompson will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer.
What is Dibadj’s industry expertise?
Ali Dibadj, 47, was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy at AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (AB), where he also has served as a Portfolio Manager for AB Equities, working with portfolio companies to improve their operational, ESG, and capital allocation performance.
Prior to that, as senior research analyst with Bernstein Research Services, he ranked number one analyst twelve times by Institutional Investor. He spent almost a decade in management consulting, including at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Dibadj holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
What were the stakeholder thoughts?
Richard Gillingwater, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “We welcome Ali to Janus Henderson as our new CEO. His track record, expertise, accomplishments, and vision are all invaluable assets that will benefit clients as we support their goals. We look forward to his leadership as the firm pursues its next stage of growth in a rapidly evolving marketplace.”
Ali Dibadj, Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am humbled and proud to have been asked by the Board to join the talented Janus Henderson team and have long admired Janus Henderson’s intellectual honesty, depth of research, and customer-focus. Janus Henderson is a resilient and forward-thinking company, and I am confident that our employees, the current executive team, the Board, and I will be able to identify and capture growth and innovation that creates value for our clients, employees, shareholders, communities, and all stakeholders.”