Paris-based Sustainability-focused investment manager Mirova announced today the appointment of  Guillaume Abel as Deputy CEO. According to Mirova, the appointment is aimed at strengthening the firm’s executive committee, and accelerating its growth in France and abroad.

In his new role, Abel will oversee the company’s global functions of development, sustainability research, finance, risk, legal and compliance, and operations of 60 employees.

Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova, said:

“I am very pleased that Guillaume is joining us at a time when our company experiences strong growth. As we now have a global footprint with the recent acquisition of SunFunder, I am confident that Guillaume’s outstanding experience and knowledge will be invaluable in furthering our mission and becoming the global leader in impact investing.”

Abel joins Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, after working on the executive committee of Natixis affiliate Ostrum Asset Management, where he has been serving as Chief Business Development Officer since 2020. He has also held senior positions including Head of Business Development at La Banque Postale Asset Management, Global Head of Marketing at Candriam, and Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Amundi.

Abel said,

“I am delighted to join Mirova’s team and help accelerate its development in France and abroad as part of its mission and impact research. This will include an effective organisational and operational base, continuous innovation in product development and ESG research, as well as governance adapted to Mirova’s global and local dimension with its teams of experts based on four continents.”

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