Investment Management Expert
Director, Product Development and Sustainable Investing
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the director of product development and sustainable investing at Northern Trust Asset Management, where he is responsible for driving innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou oversees the strategic product group, and provides strong leadership in the area of sustainable investing that fosters the implementation of sustainable investing across asset classes and channels.
In his previous role at Northern Trust Asset Management, Mamadou was the global head of sustainable investing where he was responsible for environmental, social and governance (ESG) innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities.
Previously, Mamadou worked for HSBC Global Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and Citi in trading, product specialist and business development roles in London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dakar.
Mamadou received his bachelor's in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a master's in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). Mamadou is an associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a member of the CFA U.K. Institute.
He is a member of the UNPRI Listed Equity, Integration and Passive Investments committees and serves as an advisor of the George Barley Water prize (Everglades Foundation). He is a guest lecturer on sustainability at the University of Chicago, ESCP Europe and Imperial College of London.
Mamadou is a board member of the Lycée Français de Chicago, The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter and a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago. In 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a "40 under 40" by Crain's Chicago Business, being selected for the business leadership honor of leaders who've made an impact before their 40th birthday.