Credit Suisse's Gaël de Boissard or How Best to Cope With Change

Gaël de Boissard

Gaël de Boissard

Tidjane Thiam terminated the career of Gaël de Boissard as a high-flying investment banker at Credit Suisse when he assumed power at Switzerland's No. 2 bank. A big change of track for the Frenchman.

Gaël de Boissard was a high-flyer. He forged a stellar career at J.P. Morgan, taking charge of fixed income for Europe at the age of 30. In 2001, he joined Credit Suisse (CS), where he continued to excel in a life of meetings, at tradings desks and in airports.

De Boissard

Brady Dougan rewarded the Frenchman for his work in 2012, appointing him to the bank's top management. At the time of his departure, he was co-head of investment banking and in charge of EMEA markets and fixed income.

Tidjane Thiam, the successor of Dougan as chief executive at the bank, terminated de Boissard's career at CS abruptly. Reshuffling his management team in October last, the new CS boss found no suitable job for the seasoned banker who subsequently left after a couple of weeks.

The timing seems to have been perfect, with the winter season just about to start in Chamonix. According to entries on Youtube and Facebook, de Boisson has been able to distract himself perfectly on skiing tours and mountaineering in the Mont Blanc.

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And after four long months in Europe, de Boissard managed to extend his prolonged winter season by another month in Greenland.

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