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Fatima Hadj

Mrs. Fatima Hadj became a Senior Advisor of Ceres in June 2021.

In March 2022, Mrs. Hadj was appointed Climate Investment Strategist at HSBC Asset Management in London.

Since March 2021, Fatima is a Member of the Women in Structure Finance and FinTech at Opal Group in New York. In January 2020 Fatima Hadj was named Chairwoman of the Structure Finance Advisory Board of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and ESG/Climate Change Op-ed Columnist for CREDITFLUX the leading magazine in credit in London. She is also a lecturer at the MBA Bocconi University with a seminar on ESG and Climate Change “You can run but you can’t hide from ESG”.

In 2019 Fatima Hadj was appointed Chair of the Loans & Securitized Products Advisory Committee for PRI. She is the Initiator & Member of the PRI & UNEPFI/PRB Joint Committee for ESG in Loans, Chair of the Loans & Securitized Products Advisory Board – PRI. She is recognized as the Climate Change & ESG financial expert. Under her initiative, the two leading ESG organizations for investors (PRI) and banks (PRB) launched a joint committee to coordinate on the ESG integration in loans. Through this role, she is actively involved in shaping the European ESG regulation for a more sustainable and inclusive finance.

In 2019, Fatima was named Goalkeeper of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Goalkeeper program brings together recognized leaders from around the world to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Fatima Hadj is a senior executive with two decades in Private Markets roles. She held different positions in various markets and financing activities (in structuring, scaling up business and as credit rating specialist):

  • From 2015 to 2016, Fatima was in charge of the Private Debt Business Development at Tikehau in Paris.
  • Between 2012 and 2015, Fatima was Head of Derivatives and Structured Credit for EMEA at S&P Global Ratings in London.
  • From 2007 to 2011, Mrs. Hadj was Senior Lead Analyst in Structure Finance and Derivatives at Moody’s Corporation in London.
  • In 2001 Fatima started in Structure Finance at Natixis in Paris until 2006.

Other leadership recognitions include Member of the Board of the French American Foundation NY since 2016 and Young Leader (Class 2014), 27th Class of the Ecole de Guerre (Military War School) (2019/20), Major in Environment & Defense, CHEDE 2016 (Selective one-year program of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance), and board member Alumni Association of Ecole Centrale of Paris (2009-18).

Fatima holds a M.S. in Technology & Management from the Ecole Centrale/Supelec (Paris), the French leading engineer school (2001). Mrs. Hadj also holds a master’s degree in International Business & Tax Laws from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1998).