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Ali Dibadj Joins Janus Henderson As CEO

Amanda Cheesley

22 June 2022

The has announced that Ali Dibadj has joined the firm as CEO, and he has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

He is succeeding Roger Thompson, CFO, who had served as interim CEO from 1 April to 20 June 2022, replacing Dick Weil who retired on 31 March, the firm said. Thompson will continue in his role as CFO.

The appointment was already announced by the firm last March, after the board of directors unanimously voted for him. Ali Dibadj, 47, was CFO and head of strategy at AllianceBernstein Holding, 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, the firm said. Before joining AB, he spent almost a decade in management consulting, including at McKinsey & Company.

Welcoming him to the company, Richard Gillingwater, chairman of the board of directors, said, “His track record, experiences, accomplishments, and vision are all invaluable assets that will benefit clients as we support their goals. We look forward to his contributions and leadership as Janus Henderson pursues its next stage of growth in a rapidly evolving marketplace.”   

“Janus Henderson is a resilient and forward-thinking firm, 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,” Dibadj added.