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FTSE 100 WELCOMES FIRST BLACK CEO

TIDJANE THIAM became the first black chief executive of a FTSE 100 firm when he took command at insurer Prudential yesterday. Born in the Ivory Coast, but with French nationality, Thiam replaced Mark Tucker at the blue chip business. The appointment was hailed as a major step in the fight to diversify the City’s boardrooms, which are dominated by white men.