Prudential boss to join 21st century board

Tidjane Thiam, Prudential chief executive, has been nominated to join the board of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox (whose upcoming movie Gone Girl, pictured, featuring Ben Affleck, has received rave reviews). Thiam, circled above, said he was “delighted to be nominated”. A final decision will be made on 14 November at the firm’s annual meeting.