Sustainability-focused investment manager Mirova announced the appointment of Zineb Bennani as CEO of Mirova US and Global Head of Business Development, in a move described by the company as aimed at accelerating its global development.

Paris-based Mirova is a subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, with a goal to “to combine value creation over the long term with sustainable development.” In a statement announcing the appointment, Mirova said that its global growth will be strategic over the next decade, with the U.S. markets key to raising AUM for its global equities strategy, the expansion of impact investing, and the development of the private assets offering. Established in 2017, Mirova US currently manages $8.4 billion, with a staff of more than 25 people.

Mirova CEO Philippe Zaouati said:

“10 years after its creation, Mirova is pursuing its mission to help transform the economy into a more sustainable and inclusive model. Zineb has been a key person in the development of Mirova since its inception. I am fully confident that she will be able to deploy an ambitious roadmap and support our strategic development at an international level and our ambition to become a global leader in impact investing.”

Bennani has been with Mirova since its establishment in 2012, joining from Natixis. She currently serves as Chief Operating and Development Officer of Mirova and has served as Deputy CIO and Equity Portfolio Manager, Head of Governance Research and Engagement, and in other investing, research, and client relations roles.

Bennani said:

“I am particularly pleased to be joining the Mirova US team, which I already know very well. Our ambitions are strong in this market, which is essential for deploying global strategies but also key for the development of our private assets platform.”

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